Energy & Environment

EnergyBass Connections in Energy & Environment cuts across business, engineering, policy and science to educate tomorrow’s energy leaders, create new options through research and improve decision-making about energy.

Students at all levels and in all programs of study gain the knowledge, skills and experience needed to play leadership roles in a rapidly evolving energy future. Bass Connections in Energy & Environment raises the stakes for students and faculty by crossing boundaries through problem-focused education—boundaries among disciplines, educational levels and schools; geographic boundaries; and boundaries between the university, business, civil society and government.

Students can apply to be a part of a project team, register for a course, enroll in a curricular program, participate in energy events and join a student club.

Educational Pathways

Courses

In addition to project teams, Bass Connections in Energy & Environment offers semester-long interdisciplinary courses.

Minor, Certificate, Concentrations, Ph.D. Program

Undergraduates can pursue an Energy Engineering minor and a certificate in Energy and Environment. Master’s students can opt for a concentration: Energy and Environment within the Master of Environmental Management program; Energy and Environment or Energy Finance for MBA students; Environment and Energy Policy within the Master of Public Policy program. Duke also offers a Ph.D. Program in Environmental Policy.

Advising

Receive individualized guidance on how to incorporate Bass Connections into your Duke experience.

Student Stories

Check out students’ experiences in Energy & Environment.

Theme Leadership

The Duke University Energy Initiative runs the Bass Connections in Energy & Environment theme, which is led by Lori Snyder Bennear, Juli Plant Grainger Associate Professor of Energy Economics and Policy.

At a Glance

Using interdisciplinary thinking to address tomorrow’s critical energy and environmental challenges
10 project teams in 2017-18
6 interdisciplinary courses

Events

Apr 18

The second annual showcase event will feature talks, posters, awards and a reception. Come learn more about Bass Connections and find out what these research teams of faculty, grad students, undergrads and community partners have accomplished this year.