Matthew McClure Awarded Clean Cities Internship

Central Oklahoma Clean Cities

September 20, 2017

ACOG has hired Matthew McClure as the Clean Cities intern for the fall 2017 semester. McClure is a third-generation Oklahoman, born and raised in Norman. He is currently pursuing his Master of Regional and City Planning at the University of Oklahoma, where he was recently selected for a graduate research position working under Dr. Bryce Lowery exploring urban food systems.

Matthew Mcclure Acog Clean Cities

Matthew McClure and Eric Pollard at the National Drive Electric Week event in the Wheeler District, September 2017

McClure obtained his undergraduate degree in Environmental Sustainability: Science and Natural Resources from the University of Oklahoma, He minored in Water and Sanitation for Health and Sustainable Development. Matthew previously worked as an intern for the City of Oklahoma City’s Storm Water Quality Division and for Heirloom Blooms, an agri-tourism farm located near San Marcos, Texas.

In his spare time – and for stress management – McClure enjoys working in the garden and on the yoga mat. Motivated by his love for Oklahoma and passion for creating a just and sustainable future, Matthew is looking forward to using his skills to further the Clean Cities Coalition’s mission.

About the Clean Cities Internship

National Clean Cities, a program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offers internships through the Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program, which unites Clean Cities coalitions across the country with students interested in changing the future of on-road transportation.

Internships with Clean Cities coalitions are available throughout the year for junior or senior undergraduates or graduate students studying communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering, or environmental sciences.

Each year, students in the program work with Clean Cities coalitions like Central Oklahoma Clean Cities to increase awareness of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies and their potential for petroleum reduction. Interns work with coordinators and stakeholders in the community to

  • Plan Events
  • Analyze Data
  • Research Markets
  • Design Websites
  • Promote Initiatives Through Social Media and Public Relations

Students work on locally focused projects, such as planning and implementing the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, conducting fleet manager meetings, and working with campus fleet managers to promote the use of clean vehicle technologies.

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