To stay a top competitor in today’s global economy, we need to make sure that students who aspire to be the next generation of America’s scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs can get the hands-on experience and training they need to lead our industries and businesses.
Words like “biofuels” and “power electronics” usually conjure up images of labs and power lines, not biology class. But what better place is there to start innovation than in the classroom? The Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) fosters this philosophy during the annual Energy Innovation Summit.
University of Minnesota's new Clipper Liberty wind turbine and 426-foot tall meteorological tower will allow researchers to work on improving wind turbine efficiency and help train a new generation of engineers and technicians.
The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness announced that 45 industry leaders, including Boeing, DuPont, AT&T and Facebook, have committed to doubling engineering internships at their companies in 2012, strengthening the skills and talent of our students with hands-on, technical opportunities.
To train and educate the future leaders of the nuclear energy field, the Energy Department is offering $47.2 million in competitive scholarships, fellowships, research projects and university research reactor upgrades.
Check out this video for President Obama's comments on why investments in science education and clean energy research and innovation are critical to moving our country forward and strengthening America energy security.