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Energy Sustainability Initiative

IUP possesses several unique areas of faculty expertise, research interests, and academic curriculums that can support research partnerships, collaborative projects, and educational outreach in traditional and alternative energy sectors. Interdisciplinary teams of faculty members led by the Department of Geography and Regional Planning and the Department of Geoscience spearhead the university’s energy initiatives in research, resource development, and education/outreach.  

Beaver Run Reservoir

Current Initiatives:

  • GIS and Database Management
  • Environmental Geophysics
    • Abandoned gas well mapping
  • Water Quality
  • Forest and Wildlife Ecology
  • Safety Sciences
    • Accident analysis
    • OSHA Consultation Program
  • Air-quality
    • Hydrocarbon emission modeling
  • Community Outreach, Education, and Planning
  • Workforce Development
    • Energy resources: Geosciences 
    • Energy geotechnology/environmental compliance: Geography and Regional Planning
    • Safety, health, and environmental applied science: Safety Sciences 

Contact Info:

Dr. Steve Hovan

IUP Magazine, Spring 2013 
Read about IUP’s energy sustainability initiatives in the IUP Magazine cover story.

  • Energy Sustainability Initiative
  • Weyandt Hall, Room 305
    975 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2609
  • Fax: 724-357-5700
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.