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CSU Bakersfield is recognized in California and the nation as a leader in addressing technical, economic and public policy issues associated with energy production and generation. The Energy Center is a collaboration between CSU Bakersfield faculty and students and energy Industry practitioners for the benefit of the local community, the region, and the state of California.
CSU Bakersfield is located in Kern County, center of the oil and gas exploration and production industry in California as well as the home of significant wind and solar energy generation.
CSU Bakersfield has established programs in geosciences, computer science, economics, and public administration and maintains the California Well Sample (Core) Repository. The university also has a growing occupational safety and health management curriculum.
CSU Bakersfield has new majors and emerging capacity in computer engineering, electrical engineering, and engineering science, including a petroleum engineering concentration.
CSU Bakersfield enjoys the support and engagement of the local energy institute.
CSU Bakersfield has the potential to become a center for collaboration and research between the university and the private energy sector to address technical, economic and public policy issues associated with energy production and generation in Kern County, California and the nation.
Such a center would draw on the existing teaching and research capacity of the university and serve as a catalyst to expand the university capacity in key energy-related disciplines.
Such a center would offer faculty opportunities for original and applied research, provide enhanced academic and practical experience for students, and engage the expertise and perspective of industry practitioners.
CSU Bakersfield will develop the California Energy Research Center (CERC) that leverages the university's academic resources and the expertise of Kern County energy industries to address technical, economic and public policy issues associated with energy production and generation in Kern County and California. The CERC will serve as a catalyst to expand the university's capacity in key energy-related disciplines while benefiting vital regional and statewide energy assets and economic drivers.
Contact the California Energy Research Center
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Mail Stop: 13 SCI
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022