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February 9, 2010

Farmingdale Welcomes Opportunity for Long Island High School Seniors and Juniors
Deadline Extended to March 5

The College is pleased to announce an essay competition to win a $1,000 scholarship to study engineering and applied sciences at Farmingdale State, Stony Brook University or Molloy College. Sponsored by Mattituck-based Eastern Energy Systems Inc. (E2sys), the contest is open to Suffolk and Nassau County high school juniors and seniors.

In their essays, students must explain why they want to work in the renewable energy industry, the ideal position they would create in this field, the contributions they would make to the industry, and their future goals.

Besides the $1,000 scholarship, prizes also include a spot in the E2sys summer 2010 internship program, and the chance to participate in the April 2010 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 100kW wind turbine at Half Hollow Nursery, where additional prizes will be announced."Farmingdale State College is a natural to partner with Eastern Energy Systems on energy-related scholarships. The College has invested in environmental sustainability since its founding as an agricultural college almost 100 years ago. Our focus on energy is further illustrated by pioneering research in hydrogen fuel cell technology for vehicles, establishment of the first accredited Solar Energy Center in the Northeast and our role with both the Green Building Institute and the Smart Grid Corridor. Building on the success of our solar workshops, we will soon begin offering training in wind installation and site mapping. Our students see our commitment to the environment in our solar panels and fleet of electric/flex fuel campus vehicles," said W. Hubert Keen, President of Farmingdale State College.

All essays must be submitted by March 5 at 5:00 p.m. For specific rules for the contest, and to register, visit www.e2sys.com.

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