Education

The Center for Microgrid Research engages with the electrical engineering programs offered through the University of St. Thomas' School of Engineering:

  • In particular, the St. Thomas Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering is a graduate educational program with concentrations that may be of interest to the power community.
    • The Power Systems concentration emphasizes the study and control of power systems, distribution, renewable energy, electrical machines and power electronics. Power electronics enables the economic viability of renewable energy systems via its ability to transform electrical energy in one form to another with near 100% efficiency.
    • The Smart Grid and Electric Vehicles concentration will prepare students to meet the challenges of the 21st century electric grid. Power engineers will lead the way in decarbonizing the electric grid and electrifying the transportation industry.

  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • K - 12 Outreach: Our current vision is to advance K - 12 STEM education through tours and educational programs in collaboration with the University of St. Thomas Center for Engineering Education.