Advanced Energy Education Programs
Ohio universities and colleges are preparing Ohio’s advanced energy workforce. According to the American Solar Energy Society, 174,000 Ohio advanced energy jobs are predicted by 2030. Innovative and multidisciplinary schools and programs are being developed that align with industry needs and build pathways to new careers in advanced energy.
Bowling Green State University
School of Earth, Environment, & Society
The School of Earth, Environment and Society (SEES) was formed in 2007 to integrate Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies and strengthen multidisciplinary research and teaching for understanding the earth’s processes and our interactions with the environment. The School offers an exciting and diverse range of teaching and research opportunities that are both disciplinary and interdisciplinary in approach. The interdisciplinary approach combines in-depth understandings of physical, chemical and biological processes intertwined with societal, earth, and environmental issues.
Environment and Sustainability
The Department of the Environment and Sustainability brings together three disciplines, each preparing students to make meaningful contributions to the quality of their world. Graduates are well-equipped to assume important jobs, to move on to professional schools, and to pursue advanced degrees.
Central State University
Center for Education and Natural Sciences
Center for Education and Natural Sciences prepares Central State graduates in the Education and the Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) and allied disciplines to address the educational challenges of under served minority populations in national urban centers.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering grants B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in integrated engineering. A biomedical M.S. program is also available. Behind every automobile, elevator, bicycle, wind turbine, airplane, engine, and water pump, mechanical engineers are designing solutions to help us transport and power our world. These machines and energy systems make the dark light, the slow fast, and the weak strong. By designing and building better technology, we can move faster with less power, save lives with artificial hearts and search-and-rescue robots, build safer, more profitable automated manufacturing systems, reduce traffic with high-speed trains, reduce pollution with more environmentally-friendly power generation such as solar energy systems, wind turbines or fuel cells – these are just some of the creative products designed and developed by mechanical engineers.
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering grants B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering. A biomedical engineering Master’s program began in the fall of 2007. We emphasize development of teamwork and communication skills along with the technical background needed to apply the principles of chemistry, physics, and biology to engineering problems. In addition to studying the core chemical engineering curriculum, students at all levels pursue research and coursework in bioengineering, energy and the environment, and materials.
Civil engineering evolved as a formal discipline at the start of the 19th century as a response to society’s need for increased mobility and convenience. Today’s civil engineers deal primarily with public and private infrastructure and its relation to the environment, which includes planning, design, construction and maintenance of transportation systems, bridges, dams, buildings, water supply/distribution /treatment systems, wastewater and storm water collection/treatment/disposal systems, irrigation systems, and flood control. Civil engineers also operate public and private works, and design environmental protection for water, air, and land.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Our department has established research programs in the traditional areas of analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Undergraduate degrees include: B.S. or B.A. Chemistry; Biochemistry; Environmental Chemistry; Forensic Chemistry; Predentistry; Prepharmacy; and Premedicine. Graduate degrees include: Chemistry (MS), Chemistry (PHD), or MCB/Chemistry (PHD). Please note that most chemistry students should select “Chemistry (PHD).” The “MCB/Chemistry (PHD)” program is for students who wish to enter the program in Molecular and Cellular Biology and to do their research with one of the biochemistry faculty in our department.
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
The Voinovich School at Ohio University has an innovative, transformative program of job creation, real-world education of Ohio’s next generation of entrepreneurs, development of solutions for energy and environmental issues, training of state government and nonprofit agency leaders in strategic value creation and performance measurement, and expert analysis of the state’s K-12 system. The School, along with the University, has become a leader in public/private partnerships, and is poised to help Ohio become a business-friendly state.
University of Cincinnati
School of Energy, Environmental, Biological and Medical Engineering
The Environmental Engineering and Science Division encompasses the areas of air quality, environmental hydrology and water quality processes. This broad scope provides students with unique opportunities to specialize in areas best suited to their backgrounds and research interests. The Environmental Engineering and Science division is among the premier programs in the United States, being ranked in the top 20 environmental engineering programs by the 1998 U.S. News and World Report survey of graduate schools, and as the number two environmental engineering program by the 1996 Gourman Report on Graduate Programs. The Environmental Engineering Program is accredited at the advanced level by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
School of Advanced Structures
Architectural Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering, Construction Management
UC3: Certificate in Innovation Transformation
UC3 is a cross-college (CECH, DAAP, COB, ENGR, A&S) and multidisciplinary certificate program designed to help students acquire the skills and dispositions needed to develop innovative ideas that address market and/or societal needs and to bring those ideas to market at/after graduation, through a combination of focused foundational courses and experiential learning activities.
School of Aerospace Systems
The undergraduate Aerospace Engineering program will educate and train students in the contemporary aerospace engineering disciplines of analysis, experimentation, and design of aerospace systems through classroom instruction and professional practice embodied in the cooperative educational experience.
School of Engineering Education
SEE is specifically charged with developing innovative teaching and learning techniques, developing research opportunities for undergraduates, providing tutoring, mentoring, advising and other support services to undergraduate engineering students, coordinating the teaching of fundamental courses in engineering, coordinating the teaching of Calculus, Physics, and Chemistry to engineering students by the College of Arts and Sciences, and coordinating interactions between the College and industrial organizations that participate in the College of Engineering and Applied Science’s internationally acclaimed, mandatory co-op program.
University of Dayton
Renewable & Clean Energy Graduate Program
This new program brings you into the development of energy-reducing design techniques, renewable energy and manufacturing systems, and better forms of solar energy, fuel cells and biofuels. You’ll learn from experts working and teaching in an array of areas at the University of Dayton, Wright State University, Central State University and the Air Force Institute of Technology. The program is designed to help address the need for stable, clean and economical energy sources. You’ll study energy efficiency, advanced thermodynamics, energy materials, renewable energy, clean energy, large-scale energy systems and mathematics, helping you join in the creation of better energy solutions. Our program is shared with Wright State University’s mechanical and materials engineering department.
Sustainability Energy Environment (SEE) Minor
The University of Dayton Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (SEE) initiative integrates the efforts of UD students, faculty and staff toward
building a stronger, more environmentally sustainable future for the University, for the surrounding Greater Miami Valley, and for the global community. With the many changes occurring in our energy infrastructure, and given increasing concerns internationally about climate change, now more than ever is a time when we can be helping prepare our students for a world undergoing rapid changes.
Concentration in Energy Systems
This concentration is open to all engineering students. The Energy Systems Concentration provides an interdisciplinary concentration in energy systems and its social consequences. Students completing this concentration will be prepared for jobs in both industrial and building energy systems, a rapidly growing market.
Wright State University
Master of Science in Renewable and Clean Energy
The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering of Wright State university offers a program of graduate study leading to a Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) degree with a major in Renewable and Clean Energy. The Renewable and Clean Energy program includes courses on many types of alternative energy systems, in addition to courses on fundamental concepts related to energy. Included in this program are courses on fuel cells, solar energy, wind energy, hydrogen fuel, energy materials, energy efficiency, thermodynamics, etc. The intent of this program is to train the next generation of renewable and clean energy engineers and to develop research in the area of renewable and clean energies. This is a joint academic program shared by Wright State University, the University of Dayton and the Air Force Institute of Technology. A student may be enrolled in any of these institutes and take courses at any location. The advising committee may be shared amongst the three institutions.