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Institute for Energy Studies
Help Support the Institute for Energy Studies


The Institute for Energy Studies (IES) at Western Washington University is a multi-college collaboration that offers interdisciplinary BA and BS degrees to prepare graduates to advance the clean energy transition by addressing the science, technology, policy, business and economic aspects of energy systems. 



The IES academic portfolio is unique in the country, especially at an undergraduate level. It is designed to prepare graduates to become leaders in the workforce of the Northwest's emerging clean energy economy, which emphasizes renewable energy technology, energy efficiency, smart systems, environmental mitigation and entrepreneurship. The WWU energy program is also unique in filling skill gaps in the field of energy efficiency, a growing regional business opportunity and global environmental imperative. Courses prepare students to conduct hands-on service projects such as “campus-as-a-lab” efficiency upgrades in campus buildings, as well as collaborating with cities, utilities and energy firms in the region. Students also explore solutions to balance resources as diverse as solar, wind, hydro, bio- and fossil-fuel energy with smart grids, smart buildings and plug-in vehicles.




Private support allows the Institute to directly grow student learning through scholarships, travel to conferences, and provides research opportunities among other things. It also allows innovation in designing new classes, funds the purchasing of laboratory equipment, and connects Institute to the broader energy community by supporting symposia and visiting scholars. 

Please consider making your gift today to make your contribution go even farther for Energy Studies students!

Thank You!!


Match Opportunity for Institute for Energy Studies!
Thank you! The first $10,750 raised for the Institute for Energy Studies have been matched by Terry Oliver, Tony George, '86, and Stephanie George.
Early Bird Challenge!
Thank you! Your generosity has unlocked an additional $5,000 match before most people even got up for the day!
The Number One Vikings Match!
Thank you, Vikings! You who made the first $1,000 in gifts earned an ADDITIONAL $1,000 through a generous match!
$1,000 MATCHED
New Grad Match Opportunity!
Thank you new Vikings! You've raised an additional $3,000 in support for current WWU students and programs!
WWU Retirement Association Scholarship Challenge
Thank you, Vikings! You've met this challenge and helped unlock $3,000 in scholarship money for current Western students!
$3,000 / $3,000 Raised
3,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you, Viking supporters! More than 3,000 of you have made gifts for Give Day, which is the most participation we've ever had in a Give Day!
Night Owl Challenge
Thank you! Your gifts helped raise an additional $2,000 for Kaiser Borsari Hall!
2,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you! The 2,000th donor has unlocked an additional $750 for men's rowing!
Last Call!
Thank you! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 as a matching gift!
50-state Challenge!
Thank you, Vikings near and far, for helping unlock an additional $5,000 of support for WWU students!
Lunchtime Crunchtime
Thanks, Vikings! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 in support for students on your lunch break.
Rank Prize Lunchtime Crunchtime Challenge! Donors
1 $2,500 Cross Country & Track and Field 95
2 $2,500 Men's Rowing 36
3 Women's Ultimate 13
4 Computer Science 9
5 Marketing Program 9
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