Developing secure, resilient, and adaptive energy infrastructure that fosters economic growth while reducing environmental impact is among the most pressing challenges—and greatest opportunities—of our time. It will require the next generation of thought leaders to capably and creatively guide this vital energy sector transition.
Through a new interdisciplinary graduate program, Colorado School of Mines (Mines) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are cultivating the rich opportunity landscape needed to develop these future innovators. The Mines/NREL Advanced Energy Systems (AES) degree program prepares researchers at the doctoral level and energy professionals at the master’s level to address the full complexity of tomorrow’s infrastructure, economic, and environmental challenges.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to:
- Attend a world-class university and work with leading researchers at NREL
- Access and use NREL’s state-of-the-art tools, equipment, and facilities
- Work toward solutions to pressing energy and environmental challenges
- Collaborate with NREL’s industry, government, research, and nonprofit partners
- Network with leaders in the new energy economy
- Jump-start your career in the energy sector.
NREL/Mines Advanced Energy Systems Degree Program: A Transformational Graduate Program
Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020
Mines and NREL Join Forces To Shape the Future of Energy
- Mines PetroBowl team qualifies for international championships
The Society of Petroleum Engineers student competition is "like ‘Jeopardy!’ but for petroleum engineers," says team co-captain Niels Snow.
- Do proximity, partisanship predict support for oil and gas development?
Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute of Public Policy, is a co-author of a new study in Energy Research & Social Science that seeks to answer that question.
- From lithium for batteries to neodymium for wind turbines, mined materials remain essential to modern life
Colorado School of Mines researchers are tackling the question of how to meet demand for critical materials from many angles, from policy to production.
- Harnessing heat: Applying machine learning to geothermal exploration
Professor Sebnem Duzgun's work could help researchers identify the presence of geothermal resources based on surface and subsurface characteristics.