What is the CIESESE?
The Consortium for Integrating Energy Systems in Engineering and Science Education (CIESESE) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DoE)-sponsored project with the goal of increasing the pipeline of graduates ready to pursue a career in energy relevant fields. Among the activities of the consortium is the participation of faculty and students, from Engineering and the Physical Sciences, in Energy Systems Research. Energy systems refers to the infrastructure, technologies, and procedures to generate, store, and distribute energy for use by individual consumers and by the public and private/industrial sectors.
Universidad del Turabo (UT), a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HIS), under its Puerto Rico Energy Center (PREC), together with four HSI partner universities and two national laboratories, proposed the CIESESE to achieve the aforementioned goal. CIESESE directly supports DOE’s goal to build a sustainable professional and academic pipeline, in particular professionals from the Hispanic community, ready to take on the challenges of current and future energy systems.
CIESESE coordinates research experiences for graduates and undergraduates in DoE’s relevant fields, in order to enhance the students’ education and scientific interest by translating coursework to applied research and to encourage them to complete studies in STEM fields. To learn about each research project in more detail, click here or apply to one of the projects click below (applications are now closed):
10 Week Summer Research Internship
4 Week High School Summer Research Camp
6 Week PREC Undergrad Summer Research Camp
Pre-Engineering Summer Camp
Engineering and Science Opportunities at Pantex (Texas) and Y-12 (Tennessee) Department of Energy’s Facilities Presentation
Dr. Stowe adresses the following topics in the presentation:
- Brief history of the two production facilities
- Highlight the types of engineering they conduct
- Highlight a few unique project details