U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Geothermal Technologies Office

Summer 2012 National Geothermal Academy: Applications Due February 15

January 23, 2012

Course modules run from June 18 to August 10. (Download Application)  

The National Geothermal Academy is proud to present an intensive summer course in all aspects of geothermal energy development and utilization, held at the University of Nevada, Reno campus.  The eight-week course is offered for either undergraduate or graduate credit (June 18-August 10). Two three-week sections, Geothermal Geoscience and Geothermal Engineering, are also available for graduate credit.  Individual weeks are offered for professional development.   

The academy is intended for juniors and seniors, and post-baccalaureate students in scientific and engineering programs. Strong undergraduate preparation in quantitative fields is expected.   

Course modules include:  

  • Introduction to Geothermal Energy Utilization
  • Geothermal Geology and Geochemistry
  • Geothermal Field Trips
  • Geothermal Geophysics
  • Drilling Engineering
  • Reservoir Engineering
  • Power Plant Design and Construction
  • Environmental Policy and Business Principles and Development
  • Independent and Team Projects  
For information about course content, dates, and to download the application, please visit http://www.unr.edu/geothermal/NGA.htm.  

Applications are due on February 15.  

Download the 2012 National Geothermal Academy flyer.