Colorado State University

Students: Our Greatest Product

There are many ways in which students can become involved in the Energy Institute.  In the coming months we will be making several announcements around educational offerings on campus.  We will also be adding student job & internship postings to this page both within the Institute as well as with our industrial partners. 

Sustainable Energy Minor

This new minor will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to play a more effective role in the realities of energy production and consumption. Understanding the challenges in balancing production and consumption in a sustainable way requires a broad understanding of scientific/engineering, environmental, and social science issues.  Students completing this program will be better equipped to become active participants in the transition to a clean energy economy.  Course offerings are designed to blend theory, expertise, and practice to fortify students with the knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of the clean energy realm. Graduates will be poised to become leaders well versed in objective decision making.

The Energy Institute is working on launching the Energy Minor for Fall 2017

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Bioenergy Doctoral Program

The NSF IGERT Program in Multidisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Bioenergy (MAS BioEnergy) is designed to prepare PhD graduates who are trained as interdisciplinary scientists with a full understanding of the technical challenges facing the emerging bioenergy industry. This is a comprehensive training program that incorporates cross-disciplinary teamwork, courses in multiple disciplines and research projects that span at least two focus areas. Correspondence is sought from all current and prospective graduate students in any areas of science, mathematics, engineering, policy and economics. 

Powerhouse Apprenticeships

The EECL is like a Wonka Factory for energy enthusiasts. Students gain valuable career skills as they assist Energy Institute faculty on grant funded projects. 

Energy Institute Students

1Mpact Challenge

This 12-hour challenge is a sort of junkyard-wars meets the Energy Institute. It's a chance for us to all work together, generate and test ideas, and generally have fun in August before the semester starts. It's also a way for us to recognize our research partners, engage with the local and CSU communities, and remember how amazing it is to part of the clean energy economy in northern Colorado.

Energy MBA

A new Energy MBA is in the works. Please stay tuned for more information.


For more information, please contact:

Mac McGoldrick

Energy Institute Member Organizations

Center for Energy and Behavior Center for Energy Development and Health Center for Energy Water Sustainability Center for Laser Sensing and Diagnostics Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics Center for the New Energy Economy Electric Power Systems Laboratory Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory Industrial Assessment Center Institute for the Built Environment Rural Energy Center Sustainable Biofuels Development Center