(Sweetwater Now, September 21) – The School of Energy Resources (SER) at the University of Wyoming (UW) was created in 2006 to enhance the university’s energy-related education, research and outreach. SER directs and integrates cutting-edge energy research and academic programs at UW and bridges academics and industry through targeted outreach programs.
The School of Energy Resources was established with the following objectives:
- To provide nationally competitive undergraduate and graduate instruction in energy-related disciplines, particularly those of importance to develop Wyoming’s energy resources.
- To advance state-of-the-art, Wyoming energy-related science, technology and economics research.
- To support scientific and engineering outreach through dissemination of information to Wyoming’s energy industries, companies, community colleges and governmental agencies.
Furthermore, the statute states that the School of Energy Resources shall:
- Establish relationships with Wyoming energy companies and coordinate with other energy industry organizations to sustain and optimize the development of Wyoming’s energy portfolio. Wyoming’s energy portfolio includes both nonrenewable and renewable resources.
- Establish relationships with the Wyoming community colleges creating local programs to enrich students’ education in the Wyoming energy industry operations.
- Maintain flexibility in its focus and structure to be capable of responding to the changing needs of Wyoming’s energy industries with regard to instruction, research and outreach.