Isaac J. Crumbly, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Career and Collaborative Programs/Director of CDEP
Phone: (478) 825-6243
Fax: (478) 825-6618
The Cooperative Developmental Energy Program at Fort Valley State University invites you to join our one-of-a-kind program. CDEP has a tradition of recruiting exceptionally talented scholars for careers in the energy industry. We are proud to acknowledge that since 1997, FVSU-CDEP and its collaborating universities have graduated 85 engineers, 32 geoscientists, and eight health physicists.
This website will give you a capsule description of the program and the dual degree scholarship opportunities CDEP has to offer. However, we welcome you to contact the CDEP office so that we may speak with you personally to answer any further questions you may have about the program.
“CDEPers” are an elite group of students and we are hopeful that you will choose to join us here at FVSU to further your educational pursuits. CDEP Viewbook
Let CDEP Be Your Pipeline To Success!
CDEP was founded on July 1, 1983 by Dr. Isaac J. Crumbly at the Fort Valley State University with start-up funds from the U.S. Department of Energy. It is an innovative cooperative program between FVSU, the private and government sectors of the nation’s energy industry, and other partnering institutions. Although CDEP’s initial focus was targeted for the energy industry, the program has expanded to include other sectors of the nation’s workforce.
CDEP focuses on the recruitment and placement of academically talented minorities and females into professional level careers in the energy industry.
This objective is accomplished through the following methods:
- Dual-degree programs in engineering, geosciences and health physics
- Industry & Government participation
- Career/Job Opportunities
- Pre-College Mathematics, Science, & Engineering Academy (M-SEA)