2013 National Geothermal Academy
The National Geothermal Academy is an intensive summer course covering all aspects of geothermal energy development and utilization. The course is offered through the University of Nevada, Reno.
The Academy is intended for outstanding undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals. Strong preparation in quantitative fields, such as mathematics, physics, geoscience, engineering or chemistry, is expected.
The NGA is proud of its 105 alumni from 24 countries. The progam has been offered in 2011, 2012, and 2013 thus far.
Please check this webpage in Winter 2014 for more information about future NGA programs.
Students from the Summer 2012 program learn about the Klamath Falls geothermal district heating system.
NGA Subjects and Instructors
Introduction to Geothermal Energy Utilization
- Jefferson Tester, Cornell University
- Michal Moore, University of Calgary
Environmental Policy and Business Principles and Development
- Mark Demuth, Western Cultural Resource Management, Inc.
- John McKinsey, Stoel Rives LLP
Geology and Geochemistry
- Joseph Moore, EGI/University of Utah
- David Blackwell, Southern Methodist University
- Louis Capuano III, Capuano Engineering Consultants
- Louis Capuano Jr, Capuano Engineering Consultants
- Bill Livesay, Livesay Consultants
- Roland Horne, Stanford University
Power Plant Design and Construction
- Ronald DiPippo, Renewable Energy Consultant
- Brian Anderson, West Virginia University
Direct Use Applications
- Toni Boyd, Oregon Institute of Technology
- John Lund, Oregon Institute of Technology
- Andrew Chiasson, Oregon Institute of Technology
Independent and Team Projects
- Wendy Calvin, University of Nevada, Reno