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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in partnership with the Office of Energy Justice and Equity and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is now accepting applications for the Faculty-Applied Clean Energy Sciences (FACES) program. The goal of the FACES program is to empower science technology, engineering, and math (STEM) faculty from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) by equipping them with enhanced research skills and expertise in clean energy science.

FACES is a 10-week summer program that provides faculty with the opportunity to collaborate with NREL researchers and develop scalable education modules on topics like community engagement, human behavior, energy and environmental science, and artificial intelligence. The first eight weeks will be spent at NREL in an immersive environment with an NREL staff researcher/mentor. The final two weeks will be conducted virtually to prepare a final deliverable. A Customized Learning Solution (CLS) will be the culminating milestone of the research experience with the intent for your hosting NREL mentor to travel to your MSI and deliver the CLS to your class.


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General Questions/Information

Chris Nash, Workforce Development and Education Programs,
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 

Julie Malicoat, FACES Project Manager


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