Continuing Education at Csu Offers New Clean Energy Innovation Lecture Series

Colorado State University and the Northern Colorado Clean Energy Cluster are offering a new, non-credit lecture series this fall, OSHR 1601 – "Clean Energy Innovations: Fort Collins Leads the Way," which is offered through the university’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

The six-week course starts Oct. 11 and ends Nov. 15.

Sessions will be held at various Fort Collins locations chosen to showcase specific clean energy research areas. Brief presentations, tours and group discussions are included.

Participants will learn about local clean energy research, development, and implementation in the context of local and world perspectives. Topic areas in the lecture series include biofuels, solar energy and manufacturing, wind power, utilities and systems engineering.

"The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Division of Continuing Education at Colorado State University are very pleased to work with innovative groups such as the Northern Colorado Clean Energy Cluster to offer the community exciting opportunities to explore issues related to clean energy and its impact on our environment," said Rick Simpson, associate provost of Continuing Education at Colorado State.

Simpson said the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute programming represents how a 21st-century land-grant institution can reach out to learners of all ages in the community with topics of critical importance.

"The Northern Colorado Clean Energy Cluster is excited to be sponsoring this dynamic course offering from CSU and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute," said Judy Dorsey of the Northern Colorado Clean Energy Cluster. "Participants will be able to explore the scientific aspects of renewable energy technologies as well as hear from local renewable energy businesses about the growing clean energy sector in Fort Collins."

OSHR 1601 is a noncredit course that does not produce academic credit or appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript. Registration ends Thursday, Oct. 11, and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuition is $80.

For more information, contact Jean Morgenweck at (303) 573-6318 or