In an effort to help ease the pain of jobs losses throughout the state and bolster the work force that will be necessary if the U.S. is going to transition to a green economy, four universities in Ohio are collaborating to offer a Masters degree program in renewable energy.

"Students will graduate from this master's program with the leadership, management, research and technical skills needed to help grow one of the most critical industries of the 21st century -- clean and renewable energy and advanced energy systems." -- Eric D. Fingerhut, Chancellor