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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for Marine Renewable Energy

U.S. Department of Energy Marine Energy Collegiate Competition

Powering the Blue Economy

Marine energy and hydropower technologies play an important role in the growing renewable energy industry, but there just aren’t 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 marine energy and hydropower 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.

In the meantime, be sure to sign up for Water Power Collegiate Competition email updates.

This portal is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) under Contract Number DE- AC36-08GO28308 with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Contract Number DE-AC05-76RL01830 with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Contract Number DE-NA0003525 with Sandia National Laboratories, as part of the MHK Data Communities project. 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.