Southern OH energy center starts lecture series

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — A college in southern Ohio has launched a speaker series to familiarize the public with its advanced energy learning center.

Hocking College is the only two-year college in Ohio to offer an associate's degree in advanced energy, yet officials tell the Logan Daily News ( ) the school's Energy Institute is largely unknown.

The college's website says the institute opened in 2009 with help from a $6 million federal grant. It features green building design and hands-on labs for studying advanced energy, fuel cells and hybrid vehicles.

The speaker series kicks off Monday with a talk by Columbus lawyer Jonathan Downes about job markets. A tour of the institute will follow.

The series is free for students, $20 for others. Proceeds will go to an emergency power fund for the campus.


Hocking College Energy Institute:


Information from: Logan Daily News,

©2015 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.