Plans under way to revive the National Geothermal Academy in Reno, Nevada

National Geothermal Academy at the University of Nevada, Reno (source: KTVN)
Alexander Richter 5 Jan 2017

The University of Nevada in Reno and its Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy are planning to revive the National Geothermal Academy in Reno, which was operated 2011-2014.

In a recent interview piece published by the University of Nevada in Reno, the new Director for the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy highlighted her and the center’s projects at the moment.

She particularly highlights plans for reviving the National Geothermal Academy, which operated on campus [of UNR] from 2011 to 2014 before going dormant for the last two years. The academy is a summer program where students spend time studying drilling and reservoir engineering for geothermal energy.

Bridget Ayling, born in New Zealand, is the Center’s new director having worked previously in the U.S., Australia, Papua New Guinea and Antarctica.

University research professor Jim Faulds, a colleague of Ayling, is very happy about the work that she has done so far, and the work that lays ahead.

“She has hit the ground running at the University and is already pursuing many new opportunities in geothermal research that will earn enormous rewards for the state and Great Basin region,” Faulds said.

Ayling shares Faulds’ enthusiasm.

“The Great Basin Center is an exciting place to be,” she said. “I think to be here in Reno and to be director of the center is great.”

We featured an interview with Bridget Ayling, which you can read here.

Source: University of Nevada Reno