Info Session: DOE Marine Energy Collegiate Competition

Center for the Environment
May 6, 2021
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


The Purdue team won First Place at the U.S. Department of Energy's 2021 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC). They are now recruiting members to join the team competing from May 2021 - May 2022. If you are interested in this ambitious, rewarding project, please attend their info session this Thursday May 6 from 7:30-8:30 pm on Zoom. The link is listed below along with a brief description of this opportunity from the DOE website.

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MAY 2021 - MAY 2022 | All majors encouraged




The application period for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE's) 2022 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC): Powering the Blue Economy™ is open. To learn more about the competition and how to apply, listen to the 2022 MECC applicant webinar recording .

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting a challenge for university students to advance one of the most up-and-coming industries: marine energy. This competition is designed to challenge interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students to offer unique solutions to the burgeoning marine energy industry that can play a vital role in powering the blue economy, such as the applications seen in Figure 1.

Marine energy has the potential to provide reliable power to the blue economy, but further work is needed to optimize designs and reduce costs. The competition’s objectives are to bring together diverse groups of students from multiple disciplines to explore opportunities for marine energy technologies to benefit other existing maritime industries via real-world concept development experiences.

The competition will provide students with real-world experience and industry connections that will help them prepare for future careers in the marine energy sector and the blue economy. Although few institutions offer marine-specific advanced degrees, having related experience is highly valuable for future prospects within a wide range of blue economy opportunities. Jobs across the blue economy include opportunities for researchers, scientists, engineers, educators, project managers, business, sales forces, and many others.

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