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Application Dates

The 2025 application window will open in August 2024.

Priority Deadline: October 1, 2024

Final deadline: October 8, 2024

CFAN 3532/5532 Course Schedule

Session 1, Saturday, November 9, 2024, 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, Friday, December 20, 2024, 10:00am-5:00pm, virtual 

"Energy Policy, Technology, and Projects in Minnesota and Germany"

We will unpack the Inflation Reduction Act [President Biden's groundbreaking 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 7-19, 2025

Paper Due, February 28, 2025

Session 3, Friday, February 7, 2025, 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 31, 2025, 6:00-9:00 PM 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 2024-25

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