GRAPES Center Receives Innovative Managing Director Grant

T.A. Walton, managing director of GRAPES
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T.A. Walton, managing director of GRAPES

The NSF Center of Excellence in GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems (GRAPES) received a $200,000 Innovative Managing Director Grant from the National Science Foundation. This is the second consecutive year that GRAPES has received this grant, which is awarded to support the development and implementation of innovative models for managing director positions within the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center program.

T.A. Walton has served as the GRAPES managing director for five years and has worked with the National Science Foundation during that time as a presenter and workshop leader, focused on the development of the model organization concept for both GRAPES and the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center network.


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