Aug 16, 2011
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.
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