National Geothermal Academy

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Due to insufficent enrollments for the 2016 course, the National Geothermal Academy will not be running this year.

Watch this space as we plan for summer 2017: dates and course descriptions will be posted here in the coming months. The courses will have an engineering focus in 2017. Thank you for your interest!

The summer academy is a collection of eight individual short courses covering the “end-to-end” development of a geothermal system for electrical power generation, from initial exploration to market and political policies that make geothermal power plants cost competitive.  The emerging and high-growth areas of direct use and ground source heat pumps are also included.This program is intended for outstanding undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals with strong backgrounds in science, math, and/or engineering.

Individual modules are offered in groups from one to three weeks duration, alternating between geoscience and engineering content each year.

Applications from students (2 credits) due in April 2017. Applications from professionals (certificate) due in May 2017. Applications accepted only until course is filled.

Download the Course Outline

Download the Course Flyer

Download the Course Application

Students from the 2011 Academy hard at work modeling fluid flow.