University/Academic Energy Offerings

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) –Advances fundamental research in nuclear and particle physics to gain a deeper understanding of matter, energy, space, and time. Apply photon sciences and nanomaterials research to energy challenges of critical importance to the nation; and perform cross-disciplinary research on computation, sustainable energy, national security, and Earth’s ecosystems.

Farmingdale State College Renewable Enery & Sustainability Center - Enhance public awareness of emerging renewable energy resources through a focus on applied research and workforce training in the renewable/sustainable and smart grid technologies, such as, solar photovoltaics (solar PV), wind energy technologies, energy storage systems, and geothermal systems in preparation for entry-level support position in sustainable energy. The center is housed in the School of Engineering Technology (SET) and offers certification programs in Wind Turbine Technology and Sustainable Energy .

Hofstra University Sustainability Studies - The Sustainability Studies program at Hofstra University focuses on a number of issues related to sustainability, including, but not limited to; areas of economic and social equity and development and the environment. Students study a number of topics including renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, waste management, and urban planning, along with economics, policy, equity, entrepreneurship, and ethics.

Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) - Fosters collaboration between academia and industry to drive innovative energy related research to commercialization. Current focus areas are offshore wind, grid modernization, energy storage, sustainable fuels and emerging decarbonization technologies to collaborative projects that result in a positive economic impact for the region and NY State.

Stony Brook University’s New York State Center of Advanced Technology (CAT) in Integrated Electric Energy Systems (CIEES) - Enhances the development and integration of cutting-edge technologies into electric energy systems which engages industry partners to stimulate economic growth through innovation in NY state with commercially-relevant innovation projects (innovation, proposals, workforce development, and networking and outreach events).

Stony Brook University’s New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) - As the leader in innovative research and development for wireless and IT communications, infrastructure, networking, and software. CEWIT’s research areas are diverse and cover distributed robotics, expressive and hybrid networks, mobile computing, wireless networks, cyber security, computer vision and image processing, RF systems, microwave sensors, wireless sensor networks, computational genetics and protein docking, computational neurobiology, virtual reality, effective bandwidth utilization, wireless protocols, wireless ad hoc networks and wireless gateways. Currently, CEWIT has been working on energy efficiency as “Smart Energy” and computer networking.

Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SOMAS) - An educational leader in marine, atmospheric and sustainability research, education, and public service studying to better understand how our marine, terrestrial, and atmospheric environments function, are related to one another and how they and their associated living resources may be sustained for future generations.

Suffolk County Community College - Offers a variety of courses energy efficiency, energy conservation. Degree program choices for further study in Sustainability include Business Administration, HVAC, Earth/Space, Environmental, Engineering, and General Sciences as well as a solar installer certificate program. Unemployed and underemployed Suffolk County residents may be eligible for free or subsidized vocational training in the clean energy space with Suffolk County Community College through the Suffolk County Department of Labor Services .

The Sustainability Institute of Molloy - By reaching out to Long Island's civic and environmental leaders, business executives, and government officials, representatives of various interests come together, in order to identify mutual interest in support of an agenda of a sustainable economy and society.


August Ruckdeschel
Clean Energy Coordinator
631-727-7850 x350

Last updated April 4, 2024