Summer 2015 Workshop

Summer 2015 Workshop Dates: 

July 27, 2015-August 21, 2015

Funded by NSF-PIRE

California and Denmark are Leading the World  
in Renewable Energy Solutions

***Application Deadline 2/21/2016***

The challenges posed by global climate changes, scarce natural resources, and the volatility of the international energy market require targeted action towards finding technologically, economically and socially viable solutions based on renewable energy (RE) sources.

The US-Denmark Summer Workshop on Renewable Energy is a unique educational initiative developed by leading universities in Denmark and California. The four-week workshop starts with one week of online preparation and continues with three weeks of lectures, seminars and field trips in Denmark. Participants will learn about the economics, politics, science, and technology behind RE implementation from leading experts, while exploring communities and relevant energy sites where such technology is in place or currently being implemented. The interdisciplinary approach and holistic perspective allows students with various academic backgrounds to interact and develop concrete final project ideas, while targeting today’s energy problems from different angles.

Open For All Students

The workshop is intended for students of all disciplines, chosen on the basis of their academic qualifications, creativity, and commitment to RE. Each year, selected students from engineering, business, environmental studies, political science, economics, and other fields are grouped together across disciplines and national ties to form project-based teams that throughout the workshop investigate the opportunities and challenges facing RE implementation.

Students Are Tomorrow's Leaders

The emphasis of this workshop is to engage students in fieldwork to investigate and acquire data that will enable them to discover practical global solutions to renewable energy challenges.

The 2015 program flyer is available here.