UIC Energy Initiative

Vision

The UIC Energy Initiative strives towards a universal culture of excellence in energy and sustainability. Innovative research and development coupled with competition drives advances in sustainable technologies. To achieve a more sustainable energy future, individuals make educated decisions on energy starting at an individualistic scale progressively impacting society.

Mission

To inspire and cultivate the minds of future decision makers to pursue energy research and innovation through four directions:

  • Develop educational opportunities based on authoritative information, critical thinking, and the cross-disciplinary nature of energy.
  • Enhance the UIC urban educational mission, strengthen its energy program, and engage students to solve real world energy problems.
  • Foster local-to-global urban energy communities to identify, strategize, and achieve energy-related goals.
  • Pursue coordinated funding energy initiatives based on peer and institutional research networks.