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
Fall 2020 PhD Applications closed
Mines and NREL Join Forces To Shape the Future of Energy
- Innovative graduate programs prepare students to lead the way in new and emerging technologies
The new programs draw from the core areas of expertise Mines is known for — from civil and environmental engineering to extraction to materials science — to create an interdisciplinary field of study …
- Methane in the atmosphere is increasing but rapid growth in shale development may not be to blame
The findings, published today in the journal Scientific Reports and led by Mines' Alexei Milkov, are the result of a detailed analysis of a large global dataset of the isotopic composition of met …
- 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.