Geothermal Student Competition Will Take Data Analytics to New Depths

Release date: December 18, 2018. US Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in partnership with the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) and the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is excited to announce that the next Geothermal Student Competition is launching soon!

In January 2019, GTO will begin accepting applications for the Geothermal Design Challenge 2019: Data Visualization, which will task graduate, undergraduate, and high school students with creating portfolios of graphics, visual representations, and visual analyses of publicly available FORGE data. This contest will focus on data science, modeling, subsurface, and geothermal, so if you are a student in one of these fields and interested in a cash prize, this competition is for you!

GTO believes that the compelling, community-driven research being done at FORGE and its wealth of publicly available data provide students an opportunity to learn about geothermal operations and subsurface engineering, as well as gain practical experience working on a real-world problem.

GTO is excited to work with students toward a bright new geothermal future! Please read the recent US Department of Energy GTO blog post for more information on the Geothermal Student Competition.  

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