Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC) UH Team Participation Opportunity

Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC) UH Team Participation Opportunity

UH was one of only 17 teams across the US selected to compete in the 2022 Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC), which is managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The competition has multidisciplinary teams of undergraduate and graduate students competing in the development and design of technologies to unlock the power of the ocean in an area identified by NREL (link) or another feasible area.

You are invited to apply and be considered for participation in the UH MECC competitive team. This is a 1-year effort that concludes in Spring of 2022 when the competition presentations take place, and the winners are announced.

The UH MECC Team Leads may potentially award selected participants funded summer internships and/or semester-long research opportunities with participating faculty contingent upon availability of funds.

If you have interest and feel that you are qualified in at least one key area from the list below, please complete this application by end of business 6.30.2021 [late applications will not be accepted].

Qualifications for participation (at least one from the list below):

  • Entrepreneurship and/or Marketing
  • Finance/business plan development/intellectual property
  • Power, Control, Electronics
  • Fluid Mechanics and Dynamics, Materials, Hydrodynamics
  • Desalination, Water Quality, Carbon Management, Water Treatment Technologies
  • Skills:
    • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Skills
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Graphic Design
    • Innovation
    • Big Data / Excel macros/Spreadsheets & Databases / Tableau
    • Social Media and other outreach technologies (e.g., webpage design)

Email  UHMECC@uh.edu if you have any questions.

By Troy Hopkins
Troy Hopkins Director, Undergraduate Career Counseling Troy Hopkins