The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced the 2012 Geothermal Student Competition. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2012. The competition is designed to support, inspire, and promote innovation, exploration, and entrepreneurship among the nation’s emerging young thinkers. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students in science, engineering, and business programs of study. Student teams will be challenged to conduct a professional-quality assessment of the Snake River Plain site in Idaho using innovative exploration technologies. Research should be based on case study analysis using one or more of the following exploration technologies: geophysics, geochemistry, remote sensing, and geology.
The application and supporting documentation are found on the competition website: orise.orau.gov/geothermal.