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2022 News Releases

2022 Releases


wyoming innovation center SER Participates in Wyoming Innovation Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Meets with Key Stakeholders in Gillette

June 17, 2022 — Members of the School of Energy Resources (SER) traveled to Gillette for the ribbon cutting ceremony on the recently completed Wyoming Innovation Center (WyIC).

3 plus 3 quickstart UW School of Energy Resources, College of Law Launch 3+3 Accelerated Degree Program

June 7, 2022 — The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) has launched an accelerated degree program in collaboration with the College of Law.

erc meeting june 2022 UW Energy Resources Council to Meet June 24

June 6, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 24, at Laramie’s Hilton Garden Inn for its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting.

pcor School of Energy Resources Represented at 2022 Annual PCOR Meeting in Anchorage

May 27, 2022 — Members of the UW School of Energy Resources attended the 2022 Annual Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership meeting in Anchorage, Alaska. SER research scientists Erin Phillips and Selena Gerace, who serve as the SER leads in the partnership, attended the meeting alongside Senior Director of Research, Scott Quillinan, Director of Outreach, Christine Reed, and SER’s Executive Director, Holly Krutka.

photo of a man UW School of Energy Resources Student Presents at Air Sensors International Conference

May 23, 2022 — Austin Moon, a University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) student, presented a paper co-written with Robert Field, UW atmospheric science associate research professor, at the recent Air Sensors International Conference (ASIC) in Pasadena, Calif.

Members of the Peabody leadership team pose outside the char brick demonstration house along with me Peabody Visits UW School of Energy Resources

May 19, 2022 — Representatives from Peabody visited the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) on Monday.

ERMD graduates Isaac Boetthcher, Emily Lantiegne, Juliana Santarelli, Caleb Bowen, Caleb Durgin, Hun School of Energy Resources Graduates Six Students in Spring Commencement

May 13, 2022 — The School of Energy Resources (SER) is pleased to usher into the professional world a new crew of graduates in the Energy Resource Management and Development (ERMD) degree. Representing SER, six students in the ERMD degree will participate in the spring commencement ceremony early Saturday morning before embarking on exciting careers. All ERMD students in the class of 2022 have procured employment prior to graduation.

man posing outdoors UW Researchers Receive Advanced Photon Source Use Award From Argonne National Laboratory

May 12, 2022 — University of Wyoming researchers recently won an award to use the Advanced Photon Source (APS) -- a high-energy X-ray light source facility -- at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Ill.

man at a computer UW’s Maohong Fan Awarded Carell Family Energy and Petroleum Professorship

May 12, 2022 — The University of Wyoming has awarded the Carrell Family Energy and Petroleum Professorship in the College of Engineering and Applied Science to Maohong Fan, whose research has helped chemical, environmental and energy companies overcome technical challenges.

three people holding an oversized check and a certificate 9H Research Foundation Energy Competition Winners Announced at UW

May 10, 2022 — Rami Alloush, of Damanhour, Egypt, took top honors in the recent $4,000 9H Research Foundation energy competition at the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources.

group of people posing for picture UW Student Winners Selected in ‘Decarbonization Prize’ Contest

May 6, 2022 — Winners of the Decarbonization Prize contest were selected from among diverse proposals submitted by University of Wyoming students.

head photo of a man UW’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute Names New Director

May 6, 2022 — A 10-year employee of the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute (EORI) has been appointed as director of the institute, effective May 1.

Trina Pfeiffer Trina Pfeiffer Joins Center for Carbon Capture and Conversion

April 25, 2022 — The School of Energy Resources (SER) is pleased to welcome Trina Pfeiffer as the newest addition to the Center for Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCCC).

matt and ying presenting SER Researchers Present to AAPG CCUS Conference in Houston

April 18, 2022 — Members of the School of Energy Resources (SER) research team traveled to Houston, Tex. for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) conference March 29-31.

three people standing together UW Center Breaks Ground for Char Demonstration House

April 11, 2022 — The Center for Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCCC) in the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources recently broke ground on a demonstration house made of coal-derived carbon building materials and char bricks.

person in field of green leaves Field Tests of Coal-Derived Soil Amendments Yield Promising Results for UW Researchers

April 7, 2022 — University of Wyoming soil science researchers are conducting preliminary tests of a coal-derived soil amendment that so far is producing results similar to another popular soil amendment, biochar.

man standing outside Eugene Holubnyak to Direct Hydrogen Energy Research Center at UW

March 22, 2022 — Eugene Holubnyak is the latest center of excellence director in the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER), taking the helm in the Hydrogen Energy Research Center (H2ERC).

social and environmental justice poster SER to Host Webinar on Social and Environmental Justice Related to Rare Earth Element and Critical Mineral Industry in Wyoming

March 21, 2022 — The UW School of Energy Resources will host a webinar panel discussion on social and environmental justice on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. MDT. The panel gathers community leaders, academic experts, and federal representatives to discuss the topics of social and environmental justice as they relate to the Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored Carbon Ore, Rare Earth, and Critical Mineral (CORE-CM) projects.

plc conference logo UW SER to Host Rocky Mountain Professional Landman Conference April 29

March 14, 2022 — The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) will host the Rocky Mountain Professional Landman (PLM) Conference Friday, April 29. The in-person forum seeks to bring together industry professionals and PLM alumni in the Rocky Mountain region to showcase the esteemed profession; discuss current topics and issues facing the industry; and explore career paths and opportunities for future graduates.

Micah Brandt Student Profile: Micah Brandt

March 11, 2022 — Now a sophomore in the Professional Land Management (PLM) concentration of the Energy Resource Management and Development (ERMD) Bachelor of Science degree program, Brandt is more than pleased with his choice of degree program and is excelling in his studies.

students posing in front of the wogcc bench Energy Resource Management and Development Students Visit WOGCC

March 10, 2022 — Students in the Energy Resource Management and Development (ERMD) degree program at the School of Energy Resources (SER) traveled to Casper on Tuesday to visit the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC).

nuclear proposals UW SER Offers Proposal Prep Grants, Graduate Student Stipends for Sponsored Nuclear Research

March 3, 2022 — The Nuclear Energy Research Center (NERC) in the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) is seeking proposals from UW faculty members currently receiving or pursuing sponsored research for nuclear-related projects.

scott quillinan and rep. cheney looking at core sample U.S. Representative Liz Cheney Visits School of Energy Resources

February 22, 2022 — The University of Wyoming (UW) School of Energy Resources (SER) was privileged to host Congresswoman Liz Cheney on a visit to campus last Wednesday. While on campus, Rep. Cheney met with SER executive director Holly Krutka, and SER senior director of research, Scott Quillinan to discuss the groundbreaking research being conducted at SER, in particular the work in SER’s Centers of Excellence.

net zero survey UW Research Examines Wyoming Community Perspectives on Net-Zero Carbon Energy Economy

February 22, 2022 — A new study from the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) Center for Energy Regulation and Policy Analysis (CERPA) explores Wyoming residents’ views on achieving a net-zero carbon energy economy.

baker hughes SER, Baker Hughes, WEA Collaborate on $5,000 ‘Decarbonization Prize’ Contest for UW Students

February 7, 2022 — The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER), Baker Hughes and the Wyoming Energy Authority are collaborating to offer UW students an opportunity to introduce novel solutions in the decarbonization space through a $5,000 ideation innovation contest.

kaszuba lab students Kaszuba Research Group Presents at AGU Conference in New Orleans

February 2, 2022 — Four members of the Kaszuba research group in the Geology and Geophysics Department presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in New Orleans in December.

fred mclaughlin McLaughlin Named Director of Center for Economic Geology Research

January 31, 2022 — The School of Energy Resources (SER) has named J. Fred McLaughlin as the director of the Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR). McLaughlin has served as the interim director of the center since June 2021.

ree paper CERPA Releases Paper on the Economic Analysis of Rare Earth Elements

January 31, 2022 — The Center for Energy Regulation & Policy Analysis (CERPA) in the School of Energy Resources (SER) has released a resource paper that provides an economic analysis of Rare Earth Elements (REE).

williams gift UW’s SER Receives $500,000 Williams Contribution to Fund Hydrogen Energy Research Center

January 31, 2022 — The University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) received a $500,000 commitment from energy infrastructure leader Williams to help fund the school’s Hydrogen Energy Research Center.

UW Energy Resources Council to Meet Feb. 11

January 28, 2022 — The University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at Laramie’s Hilton Garden Inn.

Burkhart Joins Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission

January 27, 2022 — A longtime state legislator from Rawlins has been appointed to the state’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission, which oversees the University of Wyoming’s Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute.

woman standing UW Student Nadia Dworian to Work on Wyoming Gold-Copper Mine Project

January 27, 2022 — Nadia Dworian, a University of Wyoming undergraduate student from Anchorage, Alaska, will work with U.S. Gold Corp. on the Copper King (CK) Gold Project, located near Curt Gowdy State Park in southeastern Wyoming.

photo of a man UW SER Publishes Study on Domestic Critical Mineral Production From Coal Byproducts

January 26, 2022 — Researchers in the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources (SER) have published a collaborative study on the potential for domestic critical mineral (CM) and rare earth element (REE) production from unconventional sources in the United States.

bob gregory The School of Energy Resources Adds Robert Gregory to CORE-CM Team

January 13, 2022 — The School of Energy Resource’s (SER) Center for Economic Geology Research (CEGR) hired Robert “Bob” Gregory in January 2022 to expand the team of research scientists working on the carbon ore, rare earth and critical mineral (CORE-CM) projects.

drill site Wyoming CarbonSAFE Project Team Drills Second Exploratory Well at Dry Fork Station

January 5, 2022 — Led by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) and in collaboration with Basin Electric Power Cooperative, a team of researchers and partners on the Wyoming CarbonSAFE Project recently began drilling a second deep test well for site characterization.

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