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U.S. Department of Energy 2021 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition–Powering the Blue Economy

U.S. Department of Energy 2021 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition: Powering the Blue Economy

Entries are due tomorrow, September 30, 2020, in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) challenge for university students to advance one of the most up-and-coming industries:  marine energy.

This competition, which is in its second year, is designed to challenge interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students to offer unique solutions to the burgeoning marine energy industry that can play a vital role in powering the blue economy.

Marine energy has the potential to provide reliable power to the blue economy, but further work is needed to optimize designs and reduce costs.  The competition’s objectives are to bring together diverse groups of students from multiple disciplines to explore opportunities for marine energy technologies to benefit other existing maritime industries via real-world concept development experiences.

The competition will provide students with real-world experience and industry connections that will help them prepare for future careers in the marine energy sector and the blue economy.

Although few institutions offer marine-specific advanced degrees, having related experience is highly valuable for future prospects within a wide range of blue economy opportunities.  Jobs across the blue economy include opportunities for researchers, scientists, engineers, educators, project managers, business, sales forces, and many others.

To access the application and view in depth information and informative graphics on the DOE Challenge Web page, click here.