TCU Energy Institute

2019 Events:

Spring 2019: Now accepting applications for our 2019-2020 graduate certificate in energy management, a two semester customized program for students from any major with an interest in energy. For details or questions about our program, email Dr. Ed Ireland, director of Energy Education ( or visit TCU Energy Institute’s Ralph Lowe Energy Management Program website to apply by April 15:


Spring 2019: Ken W. Davis Jr. Leaders in Energy Speaker Series:  Wed. March 27, 2019, featured the former president of the Shell Oil Company, John Hofmeister, who will share his perspective as an energy insider, with his talk “The Future of Affordable Energy: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider”.


SAVE THE DATE Oct. 22, 2019: Ken W. Davis Jr. Leaders in Energy Speaker Series FALL ENERGY EVENT:  We will host special guest Amy Myers Jaffe, details to come.


2018 Events:

Fall 2018: The Ken W. Davis Jr. Leaders in Energy Speaker Series: Wed. Nov. 07, 2018 at the BLUU Auditorium. Our special guest was Michael Webber, author of “Thirst for Power”.  Watch the recorded lecture here.


2016 Events:

Fall 2016 The Ken W. Davis Jr. Leaders in Energy Speaker Series was Wed. Oct. 19, 2016 at the Kelly Alumni Center. Our special guest was Robert Bryce, best-selling author of “Smaller, Faster, Lighter, Denser, Cheaper”.

The Year of Energy 2015-2016:

Plans for the “Year of Energy” at TCU included “TheGlobal Impacts of Unconventional Energy Resources” A GLOBAL CONFERENCE during the Fall, 2015, featuring representatives from over a dozen countries (here). Keynote speaker: The Wall Street Journal’s Russell Gold, best-selling author of The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World