ENERGY STUDIES Instructions for Applicants

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APPLICATION TO ENERGY STUDIES

Enrollment in Energy Studies is normally open to students in the Fall Term of sophomore year. The  enrollment period for the 2019-20 Academic Year will be announced in the fall by the Dean’s Office. Rising juniors or seniors wishing to apply for late enrollment in Energy Studies should e-mail the program director Michael Oristaglio at michael.oristaglio@yale.edu

A sample application form can be dowloaded at the link below. 

GATEWAY COURSE

Students accepted into the program in the fall are encouraged to take the gateway course for Energy Studies, APHY 100b, Energy Technology and Society, during the following spring term. The gateway course provides a basic multidisciplinary introduction to all aspects of energy in the modern world, and also enables the incoming cohort of Yale Energy Scholars to get to know one another. The course, however, will not fit every student’s curriculum. Students are excused from the gateway course when it conflicts with courses required for a student’s major or with other college activities, or overlaps with coursework already taken. The gateway course includes both a lecture component and a hands-on component, in which students develop a term project on an energy-related topic which is presented in a year-end poster session. The course is team taught by members of the Energy Studies faculty advisory committee: Dan Prober (Applied Physics), Julie Paquette (Director of Energy Management, Yale Office of Facilities), and Michael Oristaglio (program director). The gateway projects are developed in coordination with the Yale Office of Sustainability and the Yale Carbon Charge; the goal is that some will evolve into senior capstone projects.

FALL TERM 2018 APPLICATION FORM