Texas Tech University Center at Abilene Announces Graduate Certificate Program in Wind Energy

Media advisory for Graduate Certificate News Conference

WHAT:           Announcement of new Graduate Certificate Program in Wind Energy offered at the Texas Tech University Center at Abilene. WHEN:           1:15 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 9) WHERE:         Texas Tech University Center at Abilene, 302 Pine St. in Abilene. EVENT:          Andy Swift, director of the Wind Science and Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech, said the new Graduate Certificate Program in Wind Energy will include 15 hours of graduate-level coursework delivered through state-of-the-art distance education technology. Students may choose either the technical or the managerial track. The technical track is calculus- and physics-based and focuses on the technical aspects of the growing wind energy field. The managerial track is more interdisciplinary and focuses on the administrative and managerial aspects of the field. Prior to the news conference, Swift will discuss wind engineering opportunities to 90 freshmen high school students who are part of a new academy funded by the Gates Foundation’s New Technology Fund. The talk is open to the media and will begin at 12:45 p.m. CONTACT: Tom Dolan, associate director of the Texas Tech University Center at Abilene, (325) 660-9169 or tom.dolan@ttu.edu