TCU Energy Institute

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The TCU Energy Institute, part of the College of Science & Engineering, is located on the first floor of Rees-Jones Hall, Suite 105, on the campus of Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.

A brief history: The rapid and unexpected discovery of domestic oil and gas – particularly in Texas – has led to unique opportunities within the state’s energy industry over the past few decades. As a proactive response to these opportunities, TCU created the Energy Institute. Since 2007, the TCU Energy Institute has promoted energy research and knowledge about the energy industry, energy management, and energy-related technology through an integrated approach, providing a unique opportunity for students, faculty, professionals, and industry partners to examine the future of energy resources.


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Deadline for applications extended: A Few TCU Ralph Lowe Energy Management Program Scholarships Still Available for 2019-2020 class. Apply now to our graduate certificate program. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline required, interest in energy a must. Scholarships available (66% of tuition) for this 9-month program. For more information:  contact with questions or to schedule a one-on-one meeting.

To apply to the Ralph Lowe Energy Management Program:


Congratulations to these energy leaders: Hunter Enis wins the 2019 TCU Valuable Alumni Leadership Award, and Mary Ralph Lowe wins prestigious Royal Purple Leadership Award at TCU’s recent awards presentation on campus on April 26th. For more information, check out our Facebook page:


INAUGURAL 2018-2019 CLASS GRADUATION: TCU Ralph Lowe Energy Management Program graduation ceremony for the 2018-2019 class: May 9, 2019

Congratulations to our first student group to participate in the rigorous graduate certificate in energy management, the TCU Ralph Lowe Energy Management Program. This new energy program was established by a generous endowment from Mary Ralph Lowe, which she named in honor of her late father, Ralph E. Lowe, a successful independent oil and gas operator, as well as by the generosity of numerous additional donors. For inquiries about our program, contact. Dr. Ed Ireland, Director of Energy Education, at


Lecture on energy at the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History’s Omni Theater 

Please join the TCU Energy Institute and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on May 13, 2019, to hear Dr. Michael Webber deliver a public lecture on energy at the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History’s Omni Theater. Reception at 5pm, Lecture at 6PM.  Free copies of Webber’s latest book, “Power Trip: The Story of Energy,” while they last. RSVP as a TCU Energy Institute guest to:


SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming Kenneth W. Davis Jr. Leaders in Energy Speaker Series

October 22, 2019

Guest Speaker: Amy Myers Jaffe, energy consultant and leading expert on the geopolitics of oil, energy, security and risk, and a influential thought leader on global energy policy and sustainability. Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations, former Director of the Energy Forum and Fellow in Energy Studies, Institute on Public Policy, Rice University.

Details to come. Contact Dr. Richard Denne, Director of the TCU Energy Institute with inquiries, at


TCU Energy Institute Advisory Board Meeting

Oct. 22, 2019

Details to come. Contact Dr. Richard Denne, Director of the TCU Energy Institute, with questions, at




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