The DOE-FIU Science and Engineering Workforce Development Program is designed to build upon existing DOE/FIU relationship by creating a “pipeline” of minority scientists and 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 FIU applied research into a well-structured academic program providing the successful graduate with the ability to leverage their education, skills, knowledge, and distinctive work experiences to the pursuit of careers in DOE, DOE National Labs, DOE contractors, other federal agencies, or STEM related industry.
Build upon FIU’s long research relationship with the U.S. Department of Energy to create a “pipeline” of minority environmental engineers and scientists.
- Provide top quality minority students with a unique opportunity for hands-on research and a potential career with the DOE
- Enhance the quality of student, faculty & staff R&D through close collaborations with scientists from national labs
- Stimulate greater numbers of minority students entering STEM disciplines at graduate and undergraduate levels