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Learn about summer STEM internships, fellowships at Dept. of Energy event


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University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu and Leeward Community College students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend an information session on internships, fellowships, and other educational opportunities by the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) — noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, at UH West O‘ahu’s Campus Center multi-purpose room in C-208.

The U.S. Dept. of Energy Information Session is hosted by UH West O‘ahu and Leeward CC in collaboration with the Minority Educational Institutions Division in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity.

“We are so excited to engage with and can’t wait to remove barriers to access to opportunities at DOE,” said Christy Jackiewicz, Chief of Minority Educational Institutions.

The event begins with launa and fellowship with pizza and drinks at noon, followed by the information session and Q&A from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. All levels of interest and curiosity are welcome to learn more from DOE representatives about the department, STEM careers, the energy sector, and more.

Participants can learn about the following DOE opportunities:

“An internship with the U.S. DOE provides an amazing opportunity to put theory and course work into practice where science and discovery happen,” said Dr. Rick Jones, a professor of Science Education at UH West O‘ahu. “While students may think that only Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors have this opportunity, DOE is also recruiting applicants from non-STEM fields to learn about operations functions that support the STEM mission.”

To attend the U.S. Department of Energy Information Session, register here by Monday, Sept. 18.