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An Interview with Auston Van Slyke, Wind Energy Technology Program Director

Feb 16, 2015

Van Slyke

Auston Van Slyke is the Program Director for Ecotech Institute's Wind Energy Technology program. We recently talked with him about the Wind Energy Technology program and how he sees the industry growing in the coming years.

Question: What are you most excited about right now regarding the Wind Energy Technology program?

Auston Van Slyke: We have partnered with Duke Energy to help place our students at power plants across the U.S. Duke Energy is a utility company that is a leader with smart grid technology. They own and operate 60GW of power plants, including solar and wind farms.

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Ecotech Institute offers nation's first online sustainability degree

Feb 5, 2015

Aurora News Weekly recently highlighted the new 100% online Associate's Degree in Business Administration - Sustainability from Ecotech Institute. The online sustainability degree is the first of its kind in the nation.

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Veterans Day Salute at Ecotech Institute

Nov 12, 2014

A crowded room of attendees at our Solar energy Salute to Veterans.

This week, Ecotech Institute hosted a Solar Energy Salute to Veterans Day in conjunction with Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA).

Speakers included Chris Gorrie, president of Ecotech Institute; Rebecca Cantwell, Executive Director of COSEIA; Mark Mahoney, Director of Department of Defense for Regional Environmental and Energy Office-US Army; and John Bringenberg, a faculty member at Ecotech Institute.

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Ecotech Institute Wins National Cleantech Award

Nov 3, 2014

Colorado Cleantech Awards Logo

Ecotech Institute walked away with a major award this week at the annual Colorado Cleantech Awards Celebration hosted by the Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA).

The Aurora-based school was named National Cleantech Leader by the CCIA.

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Ecotech Institute Celebrates Constitution Day

Oct 13, 2014

Constitution day was celebrated at Ecotech with copies of the Constitution of the United States of America hung across campus and with Constitution Day cookies.

On September 17, Ecotech Institute staff and students celebrated Constitution Day, the day that commemorates the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Copies of the Constitution were placed prominently throughout the building so students could see this important document firsthand. Students also received commemorative bookmarks printed with the Preamble and enjoyed “Constitution cookies.”

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