Developing Global Energy Solutions
Colorado State University engineering faculty and students are studying and developing innovations to transform the energy and transportation sectors in the coming century. Researchers are exploring alternative and renewable energy platforms and their potential uses, and devising innovative lithium-ion batteries to power a new generation of vehicles. These and other ongoing CSU studies are pioneering our applications and understanding of energy transmission and distribution for a rapidly changing world.
The College of Engineering uses a systems approach to address energy issues and train the next generation of professionals. CSU students prepare for their careers by working on real-world problems – and solutions – and learning from professors, industry executives, and government and research partners. Student projects provide an opportunity to collaborate with experts at research agencies, from NASA to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to the Department of Defense. CSU engineering students tap this impressive network of resources to gain an interdisciplinary understanding about policy, social and regulatory aspects within their chosen fields.
Beyond the classrooms, the College of Engineering has long-standing relationships with industry to transfer technology developed in research labs and to commercialize projects that can make a difference in the world. Explorations in smart-grid technology and innovations in alternative energy development serve as the basis for local and global partnerships, improving quality of life locally and globally through energy solutions.