The Creighton Energy Technology Program is designed to address the significant energy challenges facing our global society. Through a core foundation in science and math, our students develop the expertise to develop innovative, holistic solutions to energy problems. Highly motivated individuals who enjoy working with their minds and hands in a team environment solving real world problems will excel as Energy Technology students. Group projects provide direct contact with companies and industry partners across the region, while humanities and social science requirements are satisfied in the context of applied science classes. Nebraska's largest solar array acts as the program's outdoor classroom. We build on the model of St. Ignatius, who designed Jesuit education to develop individuals with the intellect, practical background and the passion required to be tomorrow's inspirational leaders.
The Bachelor of Science in Energy Studies degree addresses energy issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. This is not a traditional curriculum. Beginning in your freshman year and continuing throughout the entire program, you will have the opportunity to apply what you are learning to real world issues. This is definitely NOT going through the routine of taking a class simply to meet a requirement and get your grade. Your project solutions will come to life with our 3-D printers, you will be able to use an atomic force microscope in your history class, learn statistics as you study weather forecasting in a course that studies energy load and yield, learn physics and math theory as you apply it in real world situations, and meet your English requirements in a course that is co-taught with a physicist. The Energy Technology Program allows students to learn in a hands-on, real-world environment that develops superior problem solving expertise.
Among our distinguished faculty is Gintaras Duda, the 2013 National Professor of the year as designated by the Carnagie Foundation. Dr. Duda teaches our introductory physics course. Senior capstone classes are taught by program director Larry Hopp who brings 40 years of industry engineering expertise to provide a broad context of career focused experiences designed to try out your newly acquired energy expertise. As director, he will also work with all Energy Technology students to help them secure meaningful summer internships each year of their Creighton career. Following graduation he will provide assistance with finding the perfect industry, graduate program, and/or research opportunity to springboard the beginning of your life?s adventure.
The program also allows incoming freshmen to jump-start their college education with summer courses and research opportunities in faculty laboratories. Please feel free to contact Program Director Larry Hopp (firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-659-8693) for more information.
Thanks to the contributions of two extremely generous donors, the Kathleen Hartnett and William J. Roe Energy Technology Scholarship will be available in the fall semester of 2014 to incoming freshmen who are planning on majoring in Energy Technology. This year's donation of $12,500 will be divided up among a numer of qualifying applicants who will be chosen based on academic standing and financial need.
For more information on this momentous opportunity, contact Program Director Dr. Michael Cherney.
dedicated October 4th, 2013.
The First day of Class in new space.
Students and Faculty working together!
Student Project Work in the shop
Students and the Outside Classroom
View across campus to Outside Classroom
Outdoor Solar Classroom
Pittman Laboratory Building