funny static electricity photo of young einstein-type childSecuring the smarter grid of the future requires an engaged and informed society.

TCIPG approaches this challenge on many levels.

Education Cross-Cutting Overview
Presented at the 2014 Industry Workshop

Download PDF of slides from presentation.

Interactive Learning Tools

These TCIPG goodies are popular with the public across many age groups!

TCIPG grad student working at Illinois State Fair Energy Zone.Public Outreach

  • Partnerships with local Project Lead the Way and  KidWind
  • Password Safety Posters for the workplace and community.
  • TCIPG also engages in public outreach with local schools, libraries, and museums in the communities of our partner institutions. One example is an ongoing interactive "Mission Smart Grid" exhibit at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum. The exhibit, which is supported and co-developed by TCIPG, teaches visitors about electricity production and delivery by exploring how new technologies will increase options for consumers to use electronic devices to manage their electricity consumption. The Illinois campus also participates in the annual Engineering Open House and provides science kits to a local library.

Seminar Series on Technologies for a Resilient Power Grid

Our monthly seminar series is broadcast live on the web during the academic year and archived on YouTube.

Summer Schools

Our week-long, intensive summer schools provide academics and practitioners with essential principles of cybersecurity and power grid systems, with an emphasis on understanding how to apply these concepts to an evolving, smarter energy system. Participants may qualify for Professional Development Hours (PDH) and Continuing Education Units (CEU).

Professional Master's Degree Programs

Two of TCIPG's academic institutions offer master's education programs aimed at professionals working in power and energy systems:

Short Courses, Workshops, Hands-On Training

TCIPG is regularly invited to present workshops and short courses to small groups of utility, industry vendors, and government stakeholders. We are also developing a training platform that facilitates the rapid education of a wide variety of participants on important aspects of smart grid cyber security.

Annual Industry Workshop

This workshop aims to continue to ongoing dialogue among industry, utilities, government, and TCIPG researchers that leverages key strengths of each community and brings us closer to common cybersecurity goals. By invitation only to active members of our Industry Interaction Board.