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Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Renewable Energy
NSF REU Site in Ocean Current based Electricity Production
The Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) at Florida Atlantic University is hosting an intensive summer research program focused on science and engineering challenges related to the environmentally friendly creation of electricity from ocean currents.
Ocean currents off the Southeast U.S. represent an untapped energy source with a technically feasible power production potential estimated at 19 GW in U.S. waters. The time average energy densities in this ocean current reach 3.3 kW/m2 off Florida’s east coast, several times greater than the most energy dense wind resource in the U.S. The on-campus research will focus on three technical challenges associated with harnessing this resource: resource assessment, system design and reliability and environmental impacts.
- This paid, ten-week program focuses on training, mentoring, research and providing students with an exciting summer experience that will prepare them for graduate studies or carriers in engineering and science.
- Participants will typically work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with an hour for lunch.
- Student development and training events held 2-3 times weekly.
- Undergraduate researchers are paid $500 along with a $150 meal allowance, per week.
- Apartment-style dormitory housing will be provided to participants on FAU’s Boca Raton or Harbor Branch campuses. Student project will dictate home campus.
- Suggestions for making the most out of your South Florida visit and Research Experience have been provided by the 2017 REU class