Center for Energy and Environmental Studies (CEES)
Research Development and Governmental Contracting Services
The Center for Energy and Environmental Studies (CEES) is a premier self-funded entity for research and contracting opportunities, located on the campus of Southern University Baton Rouge. CEES is a division of The Office Research and Strategic Initiatives. The center was developed in 1986 with the purpose of promoting interdisciplinary research and coordinating environmental energy curricula development activities. CEES has served as a catalyst and foundation for the growth and development of contracting initiatives at the university, such as the DoD Mentor Protégé Program. The success of this program opened the door to today's contracting initiatives at the university. Securing over twenty five million dollars in contracts and partnerships with various federal, state, and private agencies, the Center has helped the university position itself as one of the leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) who can successfully respond to the contracting needs of the federal government.
CEES is one of few centers at a Historically Black College and University to serve as a prime contractor on three federal Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts with the US Army Corps of Engineers and subcontractor on fifty plus contracts with agencies such as the US Air Force, US Navy, NASA, US Department of Agriculture, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Health and Hospitals.
Contracting initiatives have helped to support and elevate the univeristy's capabilities and infrastructure. The center extends its contracting mangement services to departments throughout the campus. Through these partnerships, CEES has been able to engage faculty from the College of Engineering, College of Business, Center for Social Research, Department of Computer Science, and SU Agricultrue and Research Extension Center.