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Student teams selected under U.S. Geothermal Student Competition

Snake River Plain, Idaho, U.S. (source: flickr/ gharness, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 2 May 2012

The National Geothermal Student Competition in the U.S. has chosen ten student teams to enter phase two of the competition with the topic to address the use of one or more exploration technologies to develop a geothermal system in Idaho's Snake River Plain.

In a note on the National Geothermal Student Competition, student teams were required “to develop professional-quality research report that address the use of one or more exploration technologies – from the files of geophysics, geochemistry, remote sensing and geology – to develop a geothermal system in Idaho’s Snake River Plain.”

The competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. and is to “spark interest in geothermal careers and education” and the findings by the groups might then “be used by industry to develop new geothermal sites.”

In the competition now 10 student teams receive a $10,000 research stipend to cover expenses as they complete phase two of the competition and submit their reports by August 31, 2012.” The top three reports will then represent their results at the GRC Annual Meeting in September/ October 2012 in Reno, Nevada.

Details about the teams and the topics can be found via the link below.

Source: R&D Mag