New Wind Science Degree First of its Kind

EarthTechling - Degrees and certification programs in the building and operating of wind turbines and farms have been around for quite some time, but these courses can be a bit one dimensional in an industry that is growing as rapidly and in such a complex manner as wind energy. There is, if you think about it, a lot more than just the spinning of blades to consider–there’s the effects of climate change on wind patterns, there’s the social and political issues involving the deeply-rooted reliance on oil and fossil fuels, and there’s the fast-growing field of offshore wind. That’s why Texas Tech announced recently it is offering a new, one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Science in Wind Energy degree program beginning this fall semester, designed to keep up with the changing face of the wind industry.

Degrees and certification programs in the building and operating of wind turbines and farms have been around for quite some time, but these courses can be a bit one dimensional in an industry that is growing as rapidly and in such a complex manner as wind energy. There is, if you think about it, a lot more than just the spinning of blades to consider–there’s the effects of climate change on wind patterns, there’s the social and political issues involving the deeply-rooted reliance on oil and fossil fuels, and there’s the fast-growing field of offshore wind. That’s why Texas Tech announced recently it is offering a new, one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Science in Wind Energy degree program beginning this fall semester, designed to keep up with the changing face of the wind industry.

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