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STEM for Marine Energy

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

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for Marine Energy

Marine energy technologies play an important role in the growing renewable energy industry, but there 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 marine energy workers. The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are developing the STEM for Hydropower and STEM for Marine Energy portals to help interested students learn and to provide resources for academia and industry to educate the future workforce.

Workforce Data & Analysis

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Explore the marine energy workforce and job-related data. Learn about jobs and economic development impacts , industry-led education and training programs , workshops and events , advisory committees for hydropower and marine energy STEM , and more. You can also participate in a living survey and provide input on the portal content and your experiences in the marine energy industry.


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Explore a variety of STEM resources for marine energy, including marine education and training programs and curricula and training materials . The career pathways page offers day-in-the-life videos, career profiles, and case studies.

Networking & Career Building

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Explore resources for professional network development , job board links , and a collection of best practices for potential partnerships .

Prizes & Competitions

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Explore opportunities to use your ingenuity and creativity by competing for marine energy prizes sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Technologies Office and learn more about the Marine Energy Collegiate Competition .

Marine Site Tours

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Discover locations of marine energy power generation and research sites with museums, educational facilities, and/or site tours . Also search for virtual tours of power generation and research sites.


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Learn about the latest government marine energy research and marine energy capstone projects .

News & Announcements

NREL Announces Marine Energy Collegiate Competition Application Opening Date
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced it will begin accepting applications for the 2022 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition on April 5. This will be the third year of the annual competition designed to challenge interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students to unlock the power of the ocean, rivers, and tides to develop, design, and test the technologies that build resilient coastal communities and provide power at sea. Learn more about the competition and application requirements , and submit your applications by May 7, 2021.

Bonneville Environmental Foundation seeks two new team members for the CE - Clean Energy. Bright Futures program. One position is for an Engagement and Training Manager and the other for a Curriculum Design and Training Manager. Applications will be reviewed weekly, so apply now. Both listings will close on May 26, 2021. See details and how to apply .