We are still finalizing some details for this program for Summer 2022. More details for this program will be available soon.
Join us to discover current trends in renewable sustainable energy solutions and participate in a multinational team of U.S. and Danish students on a project with both U.S. and Danish energy companies.
Travel portion of the program: May 2-May 9 in Denmark.
Virtual portion: finish the course remotely in June. The faculty member will work with the students enrolled in the program for course meeting dates in June. Course meetings dates will be held approximately June 6-24, 2022. These will most likely be two days/week for approx. 1 hour 50 minutes each.
Wed - Dec 7th 4-5pm
in person: 102 Benedum
or virtually: register here
meet your faculty - talk to program alumni!
Through a combination of company visits in Denmark and virtual sessions, you will gain an understanding of:
- A broad spectrum of power technologies and how they are applied in the electrical energy industry
- Transmission and distribution systems at the electric utility level and how it relates to clean energy integration
- Historic and current energy policies
- The ability to successfully work in multinational teams.
Copenhagen is Denmark’s capital and sits on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager, linked to Malmo in southern Sweden. Copenhagen's economy has seen rapid developments in the service sector, especially through initiatives in information technology, pharmaceuticals and clean technology.
You will be staying in hotels. You can expect:
- Double or triple rooms with a shared bathroom
- Air conditioning
- Sheets, blankets, towels, and washcloths
- Breakfast included each day
This course can fulfill a Power Concentration elective for EE students. and toward the SSoE Sustainability Certificate.
More information about the provider in Denmark will be updated soon.
Dr. Kerestes will be leading the Emerging Energy Solutions US & Denmark program for Summer 2022! Robert Kerestes received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. Prior to that he also received his M.S. (2012), and his B.S. (2010) all with a concentration in electric power systems at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to his education, Robert served in the United States Navy as an interior communications electrician onboard the USS Constellation from 1998-2002 and then as a construction electrician in the Seabees Navy Construction Battalion from 2002-2006. Following his education, Robert worked at Emerson Automation Solutions (formerly known as Emerson Process Management) where he led the development and implementation of mathematical models for electric power applications related to embedded simulation. In 2016, Robert joined the University of Pittsburgh’s ECE Department where he focuses on the advancement of pedagogy and assessment in the field of electrical engineering, particularly in the areas of electric power distribution systems, distributed energy resources, and electromagnetism. Robert’s research interests are in the development of the next generation of electric power distribution systems and the integration of renewable energy resources into the distribution sector. Robert took on the role of Director of the Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Program in the Spring of 2017 and currently serves in that role.
Konnichiwa! After working for the JET program in Japan for just over two years, I decided to pursue a career in international education. I returned to the US via a few months of travel -slowing making my way west with many stops in stunning locations and with amazing people. Whenever possible, I continue to love exploring new countries and cultures! I have been fortunate to work both as an administrator and as a classroom educator in higher education; my areas of interest are international, adult and comparative education. I enjoy assisting engineering students seize international opportunities! Reach out to me at email@example.com!
Items Billed by Pitt
|Study Abroad Fee||$300||TBD|
|Total Billed by Pitt||TBD||TBD|
Estimated Additional Out-of-Pocket Costs
|Visa costs if applicable- If you are not a U.S. Citizen there might be costs associated with applying for a visa||TBD|
Pricing will be updated soon.
As a part of the fee, the following are included in the program:
- Tuition for three Pitt academic credits
- All accommodations
- Daily breakfast, and some additional group meals
- Local transportation in country
- All site visits with all entrance fees included
- On-site orientation
- Mandatory health and accident insurance
Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad. Visit our budgeting page for more information.
For global scholarship opportunities, check out:
- the Pitt GEO scholarship page for links to national, provider and private scholarship samples
- PittFund$Me for Pitt sponsored funding including Pitt wide global scholarships, Nationality Rooms, VIH, etc.
- PittFund$Me for the SSOE Global Experience Scholarships!
Travel portion of the program: May 2-May 9 In Denmark.
Virtual portion: finish the course remotely in June. The faculty member will work with the students enrolled in the program for course meeting dates in June. Course meetings dates will be held approximately June 6 -24. These will most likely be two days/week for approx. 1 hour 50 minutes each.
This program is for students interested in sustainable energy engineering and/or energy policy and/or the economics of energy.
Good academic and behavioral standing, in your second year or higher level at the time of application