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LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming says its program to produce engineers to address the nation's energy challenges is the first of its kind in the United States to receive national accreditation.

The Energy Systems Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program is offered by UW's College of Engineering and Applied Science.

It received accreditation recently from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

The undergraduate program was started in 2009 and has produced 14 graduates. All have found energy-related jobs or have moved on to graduate school.

Also receiving ABET accreditation was UW's Petroleum Engineering program, which was revived after about a 16-year hiatus.

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