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Future Energy Sources

COURSE NO: M03-047
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Future Energy Sources
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the state-of-the art, cutting edge efforts by scientists and engineers in the United States who are involved with research to continue to find alternate energy sources for the future.  These energy sources will be of vital importance to sustaining and improving the quality of life on planet earth and beyond.  This course explains how the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) leads the world in the conception, design, construction, and operation of these large-scale devices.  It also discusses that these machines have enabled U.S. researchers to make some of history's important scientific discoveries, with spin-off technological advances leading to entirely new industries.


Throughout its history, the Department of Energy's Office of Science has designed, constructed, and operated many of the Nation's most advanced, large-scale research and development user facilities, of importance to all areas of science.  These state-of-the-art facilities are shared with the science community worldwide and contain technologies and instrumentation that are available nowhere else.  As the steward of America's national laboratories, the Department of Energy has a special responsibility to plan for and propose Office of Science investments for the future that will serve to advance the national, energy, and economic security of the United States.


This 3 PDH online course is intended for engineers who are interested in current and future state-of-the art energy sources that will provide good stewardship of America's limited energy sources.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
  • National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center
  • National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS)
  • Advanced Light Source (ALS)
  • Advanced Photon Source (APS)
  • High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) Center for Neutron Scattering
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled “Four Years Later: An Interim Report on Facilities for the Future of Science: A Twenty-Year Outlook August 2007” publication by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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