Education & Outreach

We are training tomorrow's energy workforce. The Ph.D., master's and undergraduate students and post-doctoral researchers working in our labs develop the theoretical, technical and practical experiences that will empower them to become innovators and leaders in a wide range of energy industries.

We are dedicated to increasing and diversifying the pipeline of students who are prepared to solve the difficult energy challenges of today and tomorrow. We participate in and support a number of programs that expose young people of all backgrounds to the opportunities available to people who pursue STEM careers.


DECEMBER 12, 2018

SPEC is funding 2018 Undergrad Summer Internship Program

The 2018 SPEC Summer Fellowship Program 

12 undergrad researchers were fully funded by SPEC in this year's Summer Internship Program! Students were working on collaborative and cutting-edge projects include Li-ion batteries, metal catalyst, solar cells, molecular dynamics, etc. Special thanks to Dr Mei Cai from General Motors for sponsoring this event!

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FEBRUARY 10, 2017

The 2017 ZPower Battery Bowl Design Challenge

ZPower is Calling All Undergraduate Engineers!
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MARCH 31, 2016

Recruiting for ARPA-E Fellows Position

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) Is Seeking New Fellows to Join Our Team!
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JULY 1, 2015

SPEC is funding 2015 Graduate Summer Fellowship program

The Sustainable Power and Energy Center is pleased to announce the Graduate Summer Fellowship program of 2015. Through this fellowship, students will be fully funded by SPEC to support the SPEC center’s seed projects. These high impact collaborative projects have the potential to develop breakthrough energy technologies. The summer 2015 SPEC Graduate Summer Fellowship winners are Jianli Cheng and Justin Liu.
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