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Membership

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It's hard to make a difference when you're sitting on the sidelines. The Alternative Energy Innovation Center provides you with a way to become involved and make a difference. Whether you're a student, faculty member, or an industry representative, you can make a difference by joining with the AEIC. Earn points and be recognized for your contributions.

Corporate & Industry Membership Levels

Corporate and Industry membership provides a variety of advantages depending upon your contribution level. These advantages include, but are not limited to, exposure for your company via our website, membership on our advisory board, announcements of up-and-coming projects, and prominent exposure in our industry and student tours.

The center recognizes three levels for corporate and industry contribution:

Silver
 - innovation supporter
Gold
 - innovation enabler
Platinum
 - innovation pioneer

Student Membership Levels

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Students are an integral part of the success of the Alternative Energy Innovation Center. Your willingness to volunteer your time and energy to help in achieving our goals is invaluable. As a student volunteer, you will also have the opportunity to learn more about the exciting new areas of alternative energy and participate in research and other activities for the center. As an active volunteer, your experience with the center will also prove invaluable as an addition to your resume.

The center recognizes three levels for student contribution. Your ability to reach each level depends upon your personal contributions of time and effort to achieve the center's goals. We have divided the levels as follows:

Volunteer
 - helper
Assistant
 - serious contributor
Investigator
 - lead research efforts

How to Become a Member

That's the easiest part. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Alternative Energy Innovation Center, simply send me (Scott Tippens) an email so we can start a conversation. My email address is stippens@spsu.edu. Thanks for helping us grow and spread the word about alternative energy and, more importantly, change our energy path for generations to come.