Mines joins National Geothermal Academy
GOLDEN, Colo., Sept. 1, 2010 – Colorado School of Mines has been invited to join the National Geothermal Academy and will participate in its summer program to be held June-August 2011 at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded the University of Nevada, Reno a $1.2 million grant to develop and operate the National Geothermal Institute, a consortium of top geothermal research institutions including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Stanford University, the Oregon Institute of Technology and the University of Utah.
Mining Engineering Professor Masami Nakagawa will be part of a team designing an eight-week intensive accredited course for the summer program covering all aspects of geothermal power utilization, business development, policy/permitting/environmental regulations, resource assessment and exploration, reservoir engineering and management, power plant design and construction and direct use applications.
The modules will be offered for undergraduate credit or leading to a post-baccalaureate graduate certificate in geothermal energy. For industry professionals who do not need or have time for the intensive course, individual week modules will be offered as professional development.
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