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STEM for Hydropower

This information-sharing portal is designed to help spur innovation and growth in the hydropower energy technologies industry and support workforce development.

Hydropower Foundation, 2011 DOE-funded fellowship students

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for Hydropower

Hydropower energy technologies play an important role in the growing renewable energy industry, but there just are not enough workers to fill open jobs in the industry. To continue to spur innovation and growth in these exciting technology areas, the industry needs to inspire the next generation of hydropower energy workers.

The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are developing STEM portals to help interested students learn and to provide resources for academia and industry to educate the future workforce. Check back for content and resources, including curricula and training materials, connections to developers in the industry, recordings of water power professionals as guest speakers, utility contacts for student tours and educational sessions, videos, prizes and competitions , and much more.

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Workforce Data & Analysis

Explore the hydropower workforce and job-related data. Review jobs and economic impacts, reports, training programs, workshops, events, and more.
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Explore a variety of STEM resources for hydropower, including education and training programs, educator resources, and career pathways.
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Networking & Career Building

Explore networking and career-building opportunities, professional development, and potential partnerships.
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Prizes & Competitions

Explore opportunities to use your ingenuity and creativity by competing for prizes.
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Water Power Site Tours

Discover locations of power generation sites with museums, educational facilities, and/or site tours.
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Learn about the latest hydropower research.
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This portal is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO). The United States Government retains, and the publisher, by accepting the article for publication, acknowledges that the United States Government retains a non-exclusive, paid-up, irrevocable, world-wide license to publish or reproduce the published form of this manuscript, or allow others to do so, for United States Government purposes.