Navajo Technical University

Crownpoint, NM – From June 4 to 6, 2024, students and faculty from Navajo Technical University attended the 2024 Navajo Nation Energy Summit in Albuquerque, NM. The summit, themed “Educating and Empowering,” provides the opportunity to explore conventional and renewable energy, transmission, and storage technologies. Expert speakers from academia, the federal government, and the Navajo Nation will discuss energy requirements, resources, benefits, and concerns.

The energy summit started with an engaging panel discussion, where experts delved into various aspects of energy. Zane Gordon, an esteemed representative from the Department of the Interior (DOI), Division of Energy & Mineral Development, shared insightful perspectives on Energy Generation encompassing Oil and Gas. Kyle Levin, another distinguished DOI Division of Energy & Mineral Development member, illuminated the audience with his knowledge about Energy Generation, Wind, and Solar. Lastly, Darrell Brown, an expert from the DOI Division of Energy & Mineral Development, provided an enlightening presentation on Energy Generation utilizing Hydrogen.

The summit was a great success, featuring insightful discussions on vital topics. These included the significance of the grid and transmission, exciting energy education opportunities, valuable job training resources, and promising energy initiatives in New Mexico and Arizona.

The Navajo Nation Energy Summit enthusiastically brings together tribal leaders, communities, and innovators to explore the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the dynamic energy sector.

Navajo Technical University distributed brochures to participants at the 2024 Navajo Nation Energy Summit. Louise Charley, Vice President of Sheep Springs, received a brochure when she visited the University’s booth.

Dr. Sundaram Arumugam, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Navajo Technical University, received an Appreciation award for the university’s participation in the 2024 Navajo Nation Energy Summit.

For more information:

Dr. Sundaram Arumugam
Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering

Dr. Peter Romine
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Navajo Technical University continues to honor Diné culture and language while educating people for the future. 

Dale Morgan, Communications Specialist