Monday, March 19, 2012

New PhD Program

(From Wind Energy Weekly. Note the interesting definition of a qualifying first degree: "calculus-based.")

Iowa State is now offering an interdisciplinary wind energy PhD

Applications are due March 1 for Iowa State University's PhD program in wind energy science, engineering and policy (WESEP), which is rather unique for the scope of its interdisciplinary nature.

The program is an Interdisciplinary Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation, to train PhD students in WESEP. The vision of the program is to strengthen the nation's wind energy resources by producing graduates who are technical experts, responsible communicators, and ethical decision makers to lead the U.S. transformation to a high wind-energy portfolio.

All students will participate in such activities as state-of-the-art research, a 3-6 month internship with an industry partner, and a three-month international experience in Denmark, Spain, Ireland, China, or Germany.

Applicants should have a calculus-based (e.g., mathematics, engineering, economics, statistics, atmospheric sciences, or related fields) undergraduate- or masters-level training. To apply or for more information, go to

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