DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Fellow

The Fuel Cell Technologies Fellow opportunity with the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office is now accepting applications. This is an opportunity for individuals who have a degree in the physical sciences, so may be of interest to recent CBC graduates.

What will I be doing? As a member of the team, you will both learn and contribute across the range of activities associated with managing applied research within the Fuel Cell Technologies Program. The Fuel Cells Technology Program activities will include monitoring project progress and milestones; reviewing and analyzing project progress reports and other technical reports; and engaging with project researchers. Key areas of research and development within the Fuel Cell Technologies Program include catalysts, membranes, membrane electrode assemblies, stacks, and balance of plant components.

Why should I apply? You will collaborate on the office’s Fuel Cell Technologies Program, which focuses on developing fuel cells which are among the most promising technologies that are expected to transform the energy sector. They are highly efficient, fuel flexible, and offer diverse benefits. In particular, they are affordable, clean, and reliable fuel cell technologies that convert hydrogen to electrical power for a wide variety of applications, including transportation (automobiles, buses, trucks, rail, maritime) and stationary power generation (mid-scale electric power plants, backup power, small-scale distributed power plants for buildings).

Where will I be located? Washington, DC or Golden, CO

You will receive a competitive stipend, an allowance to offset the costs of health insurance, research travel and materials up to $10,000, and relocation expenses reimbursement up to $5,000.

Learn more and apply here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Entrepreneurship Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is sponsoring a new program for the summer of 2021. The OTT Entrepreneurship Program is designed to develop a pool of talented technology commercialization professionals to achieve OTT’s mission to expand the public impact of the department’s research and development (R&D) portfolio while advancing the economic, energy and national security interests of the nation.

Under the mentorship of National Lab technology transfer specialists and OTT staff, selected candidates will participate in research activities that will enhance their education and training in technology commercialization-related fields and increase their future marketability in these disciplines. In addition, participants assigned to policy-related projects will gain deep insight into the federal government’s role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development and commercialization.

Selected candidates will receive a $700 per week stipend. Internships will be for 10 weeks beginning on Monday, June 14, 2021 through Friday, August 20, 2021.

Candidates must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, or business with an interest in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.

The deadline to apply is May 10, 2021.

Nuclear & Radiochemistry Undergraduate Summer School

The U.S. Department of Energy and the American Chemical Society, Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, sponsor an INTENSIVE 6-week course (June 14, 2021 – July 23, 2021) in Nuclear and Radiochemistry for undergraduates held in San Jose, CA or Long Island, NY with 12 students each.

The course consists of lectures on the fundamentals of nuclear science, radiochemistry, and their applications in related fields. Laboratory work introduces state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation used in basic and applied nuclear science. Also included are a Guest Lecture Series and tours of nearby research centers at universities, National Laboratories, and other nuclear facilities. Students meet and interact with prominent faculty and scientists who are working in nuclear and radiochemistry, nuclear medicine, nuclear forensics, and related fields.

Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. Provided are a stipend of $4000, all tuition and fees, housing, transportation to and from the Summer School location, books, and laboratory supplies. Transferable college credit is awarded through the ACS accredited chemistry programs at San Jose State University (7 units) or the State University of New York at Stony Brook (6 units).

For additional information, view the program flyer or email questions to Dr. Lynn Francesconi (lfrances@hunter.cuny.edu).

The application deadline is February 1, 2021.

Alaskan Summer Internship Program

Applications are due April 1, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Looking for an internship away from home? The U.S. Department of Energy in sponsoring the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Research Participation Program for the Summer 2019 Term. Upper-level undergraduates (junior/senior) and Master graduate students pursuing a degree or recent graduates with a degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline are encouraged to apply. The internship program will last 10 weeks during the summer, and selected interns will receive a stipend starting at $600/week.

Applications are due April 1, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Learn more about the program and apply on their website, or email questions to DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov


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