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Chico State opened the nation’s first thin-film solar charging station Photo credit: George Johnston

Chico State Opens Nation’s First Thin-Film Solar Charging Station

George Johnston // August 25, 2016

Chico State unveiled the nation's first thin-film solar charging station, Tuesday afternoon. This student-led project took over a year of designing, planning and reviewing in return for academic credit.The...

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Butte students help create sustainable energy

Kayla Fitzgerald // April 3, 2016

Butte County is striving to meet 2020 emissions goals with help from a team of college students. The Butte College Math Engineering Science Achievement program, also known as MESA, is a group of students...

Former San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker, right, and mechanical engineering professor Greg Karillo discuss their mutual interest in renewable energy resources during Bakers visit to Chico State. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Former Giants manager Dusty Baker visits Chico State

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // March 10, 2015

Former San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker is trading in his baseball uniform for solar panels. Baker, who recently started a solar company, visited Chico State on Feb. 27 to learn more about...

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