The DOE-FIU Science and Technology Workforce Development Program is an innovative program between the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) and Florida International University’s Applied Research Center designed to create a “pipeline” of minority engineers specifically trained and mentored to enter the Department of Energy workforce in technical areas of need. This innovative program was designed to help address DOE’s future workforce needs by partnering with academic, government and DOE contractor organizations to mentor future minority scientists and engineers in the research, development, and deployment of new technologies addressing DOE’s environmental cleanup challenges. Students selected as DOE Fellows will perform research at FIU and at a DOE site. Upon graduation and completion of this fellowship, the students will submit an application to join Federal Internship programs such as Student Career Experience Program (SCEP), National Laboratories, DOE Contractors, or related industry.
The DOE-FIU Science and Engineering Workforce Development Program is designed to build upon the existing DOE/FIU relationship by creating a “pipeline” of minority engineers specifically trained and mentored to enter the U.S. Department of Energy’s workforce in technical areas of need. The main objective of the program is to provide interested students with a unique opportunity to integrate course work, Department of Energy (DOE) field work, and applied research work at FIU into a well structured professional development program that leads to entry into DOE’s Student Career Experience Program (SCEP), national laboratories, or the environmental restoration industry.