The Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program recently awarded over $5 million in scholarship and fellowship money to undergradaute and graduate students pursuing nuclear science and engineering studies, totaling 42 scholarships and 33 fellowships. Scholarship winners receive $5,000 to cover the cost of their education, and fellowship recipients get $50,000 each year for the next three years to help defray the costs of graduate school and research.
The application process starts with letters of intent, due September 11, 2014, and pre-applications due October 2. Find out if you’re eligible by looking up your university, and get in touch with the program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Department of Energy’s Community College Internship (CCI) program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the DOE mission by providing technical training experiences at the DOE laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 15 participating DOE laboratories. They work on technologies or instrumentation projects or major research facilities supporting DOE’s mission, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers.
Internships last for 10 weeks during the summer at any DOE National Lab. Students must be studying full-time at a community college, and show they have at least a 3.0 GPA and have completed at least 6 credit hours in science, math, engineering, or technology course areas. The application deadline for the summer 2015 session has not been posted.
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the winners of the third annual Better Buildings Case Competition, which challenges collegiate teams to present to industry leaders unique and innovative solutions for reducing energy waste and improving the efficiency of homes and commercial buildings. The winning student teams included Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon University, Yale University, Stanford University, University of California – Santa Barbara, University of California – San Diego, University of California – Berkeley, Columbia University, and MIT.
So far, teams over the years have present over 100 energy efficiency solutions to more than 60 businesses, organizations, agencies and governments, according to National Journal.
The U.S. Department of Energy has selected 20 college teams to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. They include eight returning teams, 12 new teams, and four feature partners from international schools.
According to the department’s website:
“The Solar Decathlon 2015 teams now begin a two-year process to build solar-powered, highly energy-efficient houses that combine affordability, innovation, and design excellence. The teams will design, construct, and test their houses before reassembling them in fall 2015 at the competition site at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California.
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The Mentorship for Environmental Scholars Program is available to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are women, minorities, or otherwise underrepresented in STEM and other related disciplines. This internship is a 10-week research experience provided at a Department of Energy or Legacy Management site. Research areas include biotechnology, computer science, environmental science, and engineering. The internship is administered through the United Negro College Fund’s Special Programs Corporation (UNCFSP).
The internship provides an orientation, training, a stipend, and round-trip transportation to the work site. Apply on the UNCFSP website by April 14, 2014 to be considered for the upcoming session.