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Priority Deadline: October 1, 2023
Final deadline: October 15, 2023
CFAN 3532/5532 Course Schedule
Session 1, Saturday, December 2, 2023, 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 27, 2023, 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 2-14, 2024
Paper Due, January 30, 2024
Session 3, Friday, February 2, 2024, 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, April 1, 2024, 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 2023-24