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Director: Robert C. Armstrong
The Energy Studies Minor for undergraduates is an Institute-wide program that complements the deep expertise obtained in any major with a broad understanding of the interlinked realms of science, technology, and social sciences as they relate to energy and associated environmental challenges. Energy education at MIT is thoroughly cross-disciplinary, addresses both fundamental and applied knowledge and includes offerings from the undergraduate first year through advanced graduate study. More than 70 subjects offered across all five schools have a substantive connection to energy issues. A wide range of topics are covered, from subjects with a deep science and technology focus, to those emphasizing economics and policy, to those with hands-on, lab-based, and project-based components. In many cases, environmental concerns and impacts associated with energy supply and consumption are discussed as well. New energy subjects are being developed each semester, and the MITEI database provides an up-to-date view of these.