Education

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Educating tomorrow's energy leaders

Education

UTEI works with faculty in departments and schools across campus to encourage the availability of energy-related courses of both specialized and general focus. The Institute manages an interdisciplinary Graduate Portfolio Program in Energy Studies, designed to give students a broad picture of the energy field that considers energy issues from an overall policy perspective. In addition, the Institute manages the UT Energy Symposium, a weekly guest lecture series and hosts, UT Energy Week, an annual gathering of energy experts from academia, industry, government, regulatory agencies and non-profit organizations. The Institute also promotes energy literacy beyond the UT campus, targeting audiences including journalists, K-12 schools, policymakers, and the public at-large.

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Graduate Portfolio Program in Energy Studies (GPPES)

The Graduate Portfolio Program in Energy Studies (GPPES) takes an interdisciplinary approach designed to give students a broad picture of the energy field that considers energy issues from an overall policy perspective, based on an understanding of the technological and environmental pressures involved.

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UT Energy Symposium

In an effort to provide a multi-disciplinary platform for UT faculty and students to interact on the most pressing energy issues facing our world, the Energy Institute sponsors the UT Energy Symposium (UTES), which will enter its twelfth semester in spring 2017.

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Energy Courses

The UTEI works with a variety of schools and departments across campus to ensure that adequate energy curricula are available to undergraduate and graduate students. The Institute also promotes usage of Energy 101, the world’s first course app, based on the signature graduate level course, Energy Technology and Policy.

three panelists in conversation at UT Energy Week 2017

UT Energy Week

The Energy Institute co-hosts an annual gathering of energy experts from academia, industry, government and the non-profit world to explore vital energy issues and provide a forum for faculty members and students to showcase their research.