Eversource Energy Center is creating a scholarship opportunity to engage underrepresented minority undergraduate students in the energy sector by providing $2,600 in each of the following: Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 to work on the Center’s research projects.
Established in 2015, the Eversource Energy Center (EEC) has been advancing leading-edge interdisciplinary research and technology assuring reliable power during extreme weather and security events. This has been done through a variety of research projects in the following areas—
Power Outages: Predicting weather-related power outages and restoration through data analytics.
Weather Prediction: Assess and improve forecasting of severe storms to support the prediction of power outages.
Vegetation Management: Reducing the risk of tree-related storm damage to the power grid infrastructure.
Wildfires: Modeling the occurrence and propagation of wildfires through data analytics.
Irrigation: Using remote sensing data and weather predictions to reduce water usage.
Floods: Assessing the flood inundation risk for power grid infrastructure using flood simulations.
Biodiversity: Using statistical methods to forecast biodiversity response to climate and environmental pressures.
Renewables: Modeling scenarios of renewable energy sources integration in the electric grid of the future.
Wind Energy: Studying offshore wind generation through weather data analytics.
Remote Sensing: Use of remote sensing techniques for infrastructure mapping and land cover disturbance.
Structural: Studying infrastructure fragility curves.
Resilience: Studying the vulnerability and resilience of the electrical grid to weather events in a changing climate.
Economics: Evaluating economic benefits of power grid reinforcement and modernization to residents, utilities, and the state
- Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Sciences or Business.
- Being in Sophomore or Junior year maintaining a GPA greater than 2.3.
- Must be willing to dedicate 10 hours per week to research during the semester and 20 hours per week during the summer.
- Unofficial transcripts
- Name of a faculty member or collaborator for reference
- Personal statement indicating the thematic area of interest and any experience you have had in research.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
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