Application deadline was October 15. This program is now closed.
Germany:Leading the Renewables Revolution
Meet leaders from Germany and Minnesota who are involved in solving the social, technical, and political challenges of transforming industrial economies.
Application opens: Summer 2022
Priority Deadline: October 1, 2022
Application deadline: October 15, 2022
CFAN 3532/5532 Course Schedule
Session 1, Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10:00am-4:30pm, on campus and in person at UMN-TC
"Orientation and Introduction to Energy Issues"
This in-person orientation and introduction to energy issues segment features get-to-know-you activities, special guest speakers, and a provided interactive group lunch [technically optional but strongly recommended]
Session 2, Wednesday, December 28, 2022, 10:00am-5:00pm, virtual
"Energy Policy, Technology, and Projects in Minnesota and Germany"
We will unpack the groundbreaking Inflation Reduction Act (President Biden's 2022 US climate bill) and similar legislation in Germany. We will also understand the crucial role of states in moving forward faster on clean energy. You will learn why Minnesota matters more than you may think.
Travel Abroad, January 3-15, 2023
Paper Due, January 30, 2023
Session 3, Friday, February 3, 2023, 2:00-5:00pm, virtual
"Formal Student Presentations"
Virtual presentations of student-generated solutions with an audience of invited energy leaders.
Program Celebration Dinner Discussion, Monday, March 27, 2023, 6:00-9:00pm, on campus and in person at UMN-TC, McNamara Alumni Center
"Renewable Energy and Climate Insights for Minnesota"
Students share their insights and visions for Minnesota with family and political leaders. All participants' family members will be formally invited to attend this special dinner discussion.
Germany Segment, Winter Term 2022-23