The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) Student Committee is formally asking companies for any information on open or upcoming internships or entry level jobs appropriate for students who are active in geothermal research.

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Geothermal Resources Council Scholarships 2014

Geothermal Resources Council Announces Scholarship Winners (PDF) (June 23)

The following awards have been awarded:

  • The winners of the Undergraduate scholarships ($1,500) are Megan Dewit of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, and Paige Granneman of the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

  • The three winners of the Graduate scholarships ($2,500) are Nastaran Arianpoo of the University of British Columbia, Canada; Joseph Batir of Southern Methodist University, Texas, USA, and Maciej Lukawski of Cornell Energy Institute in New York, USA.

  • The Geothermal Project award ($4,500) goes to Holly McLachlan of the University of Nevada, Reno, USA.

The recipients will be presented with their awards at the 2014 GRC Annual Meeting, held at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, USA, September 28 – October 1.

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

National Geothermal Student Competition

The U.S. Department Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Program and  Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education have announced the 2014 Geothermal Student Competition.

This year’s Competition focuses on a non-technical barrier to geothermal development: public communications. Students are asked to develop a cutting-edge geothermal communications tool that integrates accurate, technical information with a graphical visualization info graphic. Students will also create an outreach plan to disseminate the infographic to local middle and high schools.

The five finalists will attend the GRC Annual Meeting in Portland and the winners will be announced. Additionally, GRC Annual Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to vote for a “People’s Choice Award,” the winner of which will be announced at the GRC Annual Meeting’s conclusion.                      More information..........

National Geothermal Academy

10-day Geoscience Course

11-20 June, University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), Nevada, USA

A 10-day intensive course focused on geothermal geology, geochemistry, and geophysics taught by experts in the field at the University of Nevada, Reno. This program is intended for outstanding undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals with strong backgrounds in science, math, and/or engineering.

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U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - Geothermal Technology Office

Geothermal Case Study Challenge

In Spring 2014, the Department of Energy's Geothermal Technology Office will sponsor a challenge in which university student teams will complete a series of case studies detailing the exploration and development history of select geothermal resource areas.

Professors at participating universities are encouraged to consult the provided geothermal web links to structure their course and support the project through their course assessments. Participating student groups will produce a case study detailing the exploration, development (where applicable), and geologic history of selected U.S. geothermal resource areas as a part of the final assessment of their coursework.

As a part of this research, students will also evaluate the effectiveness of different exploration activities conducted at their chosen site(s), for both operating and non-developed geothermal areas. This collection of information will add to the data available from the 14 existing case studies currently published on OpenEI. The goal is for these case studies to be used in future analyses to compare and contrast exploration techniques that were helpful in identifying and delineating resources with similar conceptual models. These data could aid in developing future exploration plans in undiscovered areas in the U.S.

Student groups producing the top 5 highest quality case studies will be awarded paid travel to present their work in a poster session at the 2014 GRC Annual Meeting in Portland Oregon, Sept 28th – Oct. 1st.

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Geothermal Programs at Universities