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The future of energy starts here – where students and seasoned professionals connect to discover, discuss and innovate sustainable solutions that can power our nation and our world for generations to come. From oil and gas to solar and nuclear energy, the Ralph Lowe Energy Institute at the TCU Neeley School of Business cultivates industry relationships, conducts research and develops human capital that will guide us through the next energy transition.

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We offer multiple educational options tailored for energy professionals looking to the future: in-person or online Energy MBA programs; a certification in energy; and energy minors for any undergraduate student.

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Our faculty, staff, students and community members are continually conducting research that changes the face of our industry. Through our partnership with the Core Lab in the College of Science and Engineering, we offer on-campus research opportunities to further our energy knowledge and raise awareness on both a local and national level.

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Networking and Community

We work to be a top source for cutting-edge news and thought leadership in the energy sector. We host events and expert speakers, publish insightful articles and more. Plus, through internship, mentorship and sponsorship programs, we help industry leaders find, support and grow the next generation of energy trailblazers and ideas.

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Our Legacy

TCU proactively created the Energy Institute in 2007 in response to the rapid and unexpected discovery of domestic oil and gas, particularly in Texas. Located in Rees-Jones Hall, the institute offers a unique opportunity for students, faculty, professionals and industry partners to access knowledge about energy research, management and technology through workshops, and seminars and classes taught by experienced faculty and industry professionals. Our interdisciplinary academic programs integrate leadership and business acumen with knowledge in the dynamic energy landscape. The institute is part of the Neeley School of Business, but retains strong ties to its original home at the College of Science & Engineering, which provides expertise in geology, environmental sciences and engineering.

In 2021, the institute's name changed to the Ralph Lowe Energy Institute at the TCU Neeley School of Business in honor of the late Ralph Lowe for his longtime leadership in the energy industry and his family's generous support of TCU. Mary Ralph Lowe, a member of the TCU Board of Trustees, made a significant philanthropic investment to help endow and name the institute as a tribute to her late father.

Give to the Institute

By strengthening the Ralph Lowe Energy Institute with world-class curricula, as well as experienced faculty, industry partners and programs, we can continue our path toward reimagining the business of energy. To learn about sponsorships, legacy gifts, endowed family naming and multi-generational impact-giving for the Energy Institute, please contact or call 817-257-7150.


Quick Hits

Ann Bluntzer and Energy MBA candidate Pete Baldwin with Admiral Samuel Paparo, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, during the institute's trip to deliver findings on the Pacific Islands Energy Initiative.

Ralph Lowe Energy Institute Delivers Findings of Joint Research to Department of Defense’s Commander of the Pacific Fleet

The institute and an interdisciplinary team from across campus presented months of collaborative work on the Pacific Island Energy Initiative to Admiral Samuel Paparo, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The proposal provides an energy security plan for the nation’s strategic partners in the Southwest Pacific Islands.

December 07, 2023