Development of additional renewable energy resources is rapidly expanding in the U.S. and globally. Wyoming has a vast, untapped wind and solar capacity that will position it in the epicenter of renewable energy in the U.S.
Although challenged by cost, transmission capacity, and intermittency, new technologies, efficient management and a multi-disciplinary, integrative approach will undoubtedly solve many of the most pressing concerns. Technical achievements are now being implemented that improve the efficiency and cost of converting wind and sunlight into electricity and other forms of consumable energy, and that facilitates the integration of intermittent energy resources with the grid. Skills and competencies in the Renewable Energy concentration trains students to meet these current demands as well as unanticipated challenges in the future.
Students take courses in communication, mathematics, statistics, business, economics and law, chemistry, mechanical engineering, chemistry, and energy.
The Energy Resources Club provides UW students with opportunities to explore and expand their knowledge and understanding of energy-based issues. It is open to all students with an interest in energy issues.
Typical employers are utilities, state and federal government, and distributers
Students are encouraged to add a concurrent major and/or minor to provide depth to their course of study in an area of interest.