Mentors sought for 2023 Geothermal Collegiate Competition
The U.S Department of Energy is calling for professionals in the geothermal industry to act as mentors for the 2023 Geothermal Collegiate Competition. Expressions of interest are to be submitted via this link and will be accepted until 13 December 2022.
Individuals from any geothermal area are encouraged to apply, including academia, government, or industry. Mentors and mentees will be paired in January 2023. More information is available at the Geothermal Collegiate Competition website or by inquiry to Geo.Competition@nrel.gov.
The U.S. Department of Energy Geothermal Collegiate Competition (GCC) invites teams from collegiate institutions to develop real-world geothermal solutions while competing for cash prizes and gaining resume experience in the renewable energy industry. The goal of the GCC is to provide students with an on-ramp to the renewable energy field and opportunities to engage with established industry professionals as well as their local communities.
In 2022, the Sooners Geothermal Team from the University of Oklahoma took the top prize in the competition with a system for repurposing abandoned oil and gas wells in Shawnee, Oklahoma for geothermal energy.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy