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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

Wanted: STEM Engagement & Training Manager Bonneville Environmental Foundation is hiring a STEM Engagement & Training Manager to engage across STEM/CTE education and clean energy industry leaders while providing professional learning experiences for pK-12 educators that leverage justice-centered, place-based energy issues and careers. Learn more and apply

Department of Navy STEM Education & Workforce Program The Office of Naval Research is interested in proposals to cultivate a diverse, world-class STEM workforce to maintain the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ technological superiority. The funding opportunity announcement encourages programs that improve the capacity of education systems and communities to create impactful STEM educational experiences for students of all ages and the naval-related workforce. Applications are due October 8, 2021.

Video: Wave Energy Could Slash Our Use of Fossil Fuels Vice News released an 8-minute video showcasing the abundant opportunities for harnessing the power of waves along the coasts of the United States. The video also points out just how complicated development of the technology to generate electricity from waves can be.