In order to support the strategic goals of the Missouri University of Science and Technology, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and the U.S. National Energy Policy, the goals and objectives of the Energy Research and Development Center include the following:

  1. Pursue funding that will develop a core of energy-issue specialists through graduate-level work associated with this area of national need;

  2. Facilitate growth in the amount of external energy-related research funding by faculty at Missouri S&T;

  3. Research, develop and assist in commercializing environmentally friendly energy sources;

  4. Develop and deliver energy assistance programs, educational programs and technology transfer materials to Missouri residents, the University community and interested organizations and groups across the country;

  5. Develop a strong, energy-related academic presence at Missouri S&T in the form of curricular programs and campus-wide collaboration;

  6. Stimulate and facilitate systematic, energy-related student research experiences;

  7. Secure industry participation in energy-rated research, developing an industry consortium; and

  8. Assist energy-related industries who are interested in locating in the Missouri S&T Technology Park.