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Why partner with ACERC now?

ACERC received the $4.6 million “Energy Boost” grant in 2015 to strengthen SIU’s energy portfolio and provide a mechanism for continued growth for years to come. Now is a great time to partner with ACERC. Energy Boost Scholarships are attracting great new students to SIU’s strong undergraduate and graduate energy programs. Energy Boost Research Grants are facilitating breakthrough faculty and student research, and strengthening SIU’s long tradition of leadership in energy research. A partnership now with ACERC ensures your company’s access to excellent students to meet your workforce needs, and faculty experts to advance your competitive edge in an increasingly competitive world.

What will my company’s contributions fund?

Your company’s membership contributions will sustain the following programs (and others that may follow with growing memberships):

as well as administrative needs to fulfill these programs. If you would like to discuss other options for funding research and scholarships at SIU’s ACERC, please email amcmorro@siu.edu or call (618) 453-7327.

What are the membership levels?

ACERC is offering different partnership levels depending on your company’s needs.

Research Consortia

ACERC is developing consortia for groups of companies that want to tackle the big long-term research problems of their respective industries together. A consortium's financial committments are determined by agreement among ACERC and the consortium members, and are on a case-by-case basis.

$50,000 Partner Benefits

  • Paid intern from ACERC undergraduate and graduate student affiliates for one year
  • Recognition on ACERC website and at events
  • Invitation to SIU Energy Day for networking with ACERC partners, SIU alumni and current SIU faculty and staff, and other events and workshops throughout the year
  • Invitation to SIU Energy Networking Group on LinkedIn
  • Assistance with contacting undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with ACERC for recruiting, internships, job fairs, etc.
  • Access to CVs of undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with ACERC
  • Access to research and publications of faculty and students affiliated with ACERC

$10,000 Partner Benefits

  • Recognition on ACERC website and at events
  • Invitation to SIU Energy Day for networking with ACERC partners, SIU alumni and current SIU faculty and staff
  • Invitation to SIU Energy Networking Group on LinkedIn
  • Assistance with contacting undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with ACERC for recruiting, internships, job fairs, etc.
  • Access to CVs of undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with ACERC
  • Access to research and publications of faculty and students affiliated with ACERC

To discuss partnerships with ACERC, please email amcmorro@siu.edu or call (618) 453-7327.