San Diego State University (SDSU)—which has a long history of partnering with SDG&E to promote science and engineering education—has laid out a bold vision to become one of America’s top 50 research universities.
Besides cheering them on, one of our company leaders is jumping in with both feet to help make that vision a reality.
Alan Dulgeroff, our director of electric system planning, is the immediate past president of the SDSU Alumni Advisory Board and a leading sponsor of mentoring and industry collaboration housed within SDSU’s newly opened Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences (EIS) Complex. The complex is the centerpiece of SDSU’s push to become a top research university, advancing innovations in everything from electric vehicles to cures for devastating diseases.
The Alan M. Dulgeroff Engineering, Mentoring and Collaboration Connection (E=MC2) is intended to help foster the next generation of leaders and innovators through engaging alumni as mentors and industry professionals as advisors to provide students with real-world experience and knowledge. E=MC2 will facilitate design team meetings, consultation with industry advisors, demonstration and display of projects.
“Two of my greatest passions are education and giving back to the community,” said Dulgeroff who graduated from SDSU in 1992 with a degree in electrical engineering. He has been actively mentoring students and professionals over the past 15 years.
Taking Pride in Giving Back
At SDG&E, not only do people like Dulgeroff work every day to deliver clean, safe, and reliable energy to our customers, they also generously contribute their time and money to improve our region. Last year, our employees volunteered more than 3,000 hours and contributed more than $700,000 from their own paychecks to local organizations. Those contributions are in addition to the $6 million in shareholder dollars that we invested in local nonprofits.
500 Plus Aztec Strong
There are strong connections between SDSU and SDG&E. More than 500 Aztecs work at SDG&E and the Sempra family of companies to which SDG&E belongs. And over 200,000 SDSU alumni are San Diego County residents who rely on us for safe and reliable service.
Sempra/SDG&E has been a longstanding supporter of SDSU programs:
- Mentorship programs with Sempra Energy for finance and with SDG&E for engineering
- SDSU MESA Program to support disadvantaged students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
- Power Up for College Program, which offers college prep and tours for Inspiring Future Leaders initiative partners
- Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior Design: a capstone course where students design and build new inventions, with guidance from industry advisors
- Troops to Engineering, which helps veterans transition from the military to college and careers
- Zahn Innovation Launchpad, a startup incubator
To learn more about Dulgeroff’s work with SDSU, read this article.