Student Geothermal Design Challenge – fostering understanding of geothermal
NREL and the the U.S. DOE are looking for new and exciting infographics for social media to help highlight geothermal data to spread the word about the tremendous potential of this renewable energy resource.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy have published details on the Geothermal Design Challenge 2020, calling students for new and exciting infographics for social media to help highlight geothermal data to spread the word about the tremendous potential of this renewable energy resource.
Through the Geothermal Design Challenge™, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) inspires students to develop innovative solutions for geothermal energy application challenges. The competition also helps students develop career skills as they prepare to enter the clean energy workforce. Through engagement with students not traditionally involved with geothermal energy, GTO aims to raise awareness of geothermal resources to communities and the public, thereby broadening the geothermal stakeholder base.
The Fall 2020 student competition focuses on infographic development and data visualization and welcomes a broad spectrum of disciplines. The goal is to foster understanding of geothermal, to communicate the benefits of geothermal energy technologies more broadly, and ultimately to overcome key non-technical barriers to geothermal development.
To learn more about the program and the current competition:
- Follow program updates on the Geothermal Design Challenge Updates page.
- Read the Fall 2020 Rules.
- Visit the challenge introduction on Energy.gov.
- Send us your questions .
The Geothermal Design Challenge is directed and administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and is funded by the DOE Geothermal Technologies Office.