The November 2021 edition of RWFI E-Note Monthly, the newsletter of NETL’s Regional Workforce Initiative, details a funding opportunity from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that focuses on increasing and broadening the participation of students in engineering careers.
The NSF seeks to strengthen the future U.S. engineering workforce by enabling and encouraging the participation of all citizens in the engineering enterprise. The Broadening Participation in Engineering Program is supporting not only research to increase interest in engineering, but also collaborative endeavors to foster the professional development of a diverse and well-prepared engineering workforce. In addition, the program encourages the development of innovative approaches to building capacity through inclusivity and equity within the engineering academic experience.
The NSF is committed to expanding new engineering opportunities to as many students as possible. This month’s newsletter explores the NSF’s Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program that provides support to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. CREST is promoting the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Also included in the November newsletter is a link to the latest edition of NETL Edge. This publication shares the latest developments undertaken by the Lab to drive innovation and deliver solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. This issue highlights carbon mitigation technologies and how NETL supports efforts to address regional worker shortages, decarbonization and climate change simultaneously.
Learn more about these and other exciting programs in the November edition of the RWFI E-Note Monthly.
Previous editions of RWFI E-Note Monthly can be found in the newsletter’s online archive. Click here for more information about the NETL Regional Workforce Initiative.
NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By leveraging its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.