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Penn State Institutes of Energy & Environment

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home_PSU PSIEE.jpgThis article prepared by:  Holly Furman, Temple University

Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (PSIEE)

Location:  University Park, PA

Mission: The mission of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment is to expand Penn State's capacity to pursue the newest frontiers in energy and environmental research by encouraging cooperation across disciplines and the participation of local, state, federal, and international stakeholders.  We are:

  • The central coordinating structure for energy and environmental research, education, and outreach at Penn State.
  • A dynamic, tightly coupled, intercampus network of expertise and infrastructure recognized worldwide as a seedbed of knowledge and ingenuity needed to deal with energy and environmental challenges.
  • A novel partnership between Penn State administration and faculty designed to increase the visibility and stature of Penn State programs in the energy and environmental arena.   Homepage



Graduate Programs

 Cool Research

Student Organizations

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PSIEE offers Graduate Programs and Undergraduate Programs with a primary focus on either energy or the environmental issues.

Graduate Programs:                        

Click for a look at Undergraduate Programs.

Master of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems

PSU Hydrogen.jpg With over 450 active projects, PSIEE is making great strides in research.

Current Research Projects:

 Past Research Highlights:

Click for a complete list of past research highlights

PSU stream.jpg Student energy and environmental groups allow students to gain leadership and work related skills while networking with peers and faculty during projects and community service outreach.

Energy and Environmental Student Group Categories


Our Favorite Find: PSU Center for Sustainability

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There are so many valuable initiatives occurring at this center that we intend to publish a separate article on it soon.  In the meantime, check them out:  Click Here


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November 2014

UW Madison REDA
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Check out this masters program focused on energy resource and demand analysis!

October 2014

Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern
Monday, October 20, 2014
Dayaway loves ISEN. Outstanding students empowered by an enlightened initiative

Colorado School of Mines
Monday, October 6, 2014
Make a difference in AltE at Mines, and be in CO!

September 2014

University of Notre Dame cSEND
Monday, September 22, 2014
The Fighting Irish's Center for Sustainable Energy is fighting for cleaner coal, safer nuclear and transformative solar. See how.

University of Florida
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Outstanding AltE programs here, with an excellent focus on bioenergy--and you're in FL!

Imperial College London
Monday, September 15, 2014
Study abroad? Here's one of several great international AltE programs we've found.

EUREC, European MS in RE
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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University of Michigan Energy Institute
Sunday, September 7, 2014
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August 2014

University of Wisconsin Energy Institute
Monday, August 25, 2014
See the big things the University of Wisconsin is doing for green energy

April 2014

Florida Energy Systems Consortium
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Check out the inspiring breadth and depth of FESC's efforts to promote sustainable energy education, research and business development in Florida.

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