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December 2014

Education Center Holiday Hours

December 31 - January 2, 2015

The NREL Education Center will close at noon on Wednesday, December 31 and will be closed Thursday, January 1. It will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, January 2.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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January 2015

2015 Wind Energy Systems Engineering Workshop

January 14 - 15, 2015

  • Boulder, CO

The third NREL Wind Energy Systems Engineering Workshop will take place on the 14th and 15th of January 2015. NREL is partnering with DTU wind energy to co-host the third biennial event which will broaden the international perspective of the workshop. This year's theme will be on exposing interactions in wind energy systems and exploring how different wind energy stakeholders addressing them in new, integrated and innovative ways.

Highlights included a variety of expert panel sessions on topics such as:

  • Cost of energy in today's wind systems
  • Challenges and uncertainty in wind system design and operation
  • Evolution of wind system standards and design methodologies
  • Tools and methods for integrated wind system design and analysis
  • Integrated design of wind systems from components to turbines to plants to operations.

Registration Information

Registration is now open! Please register here. Note that there is an early registration discount up until December 15, 2014.

Poster Abstract Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions for a poster session and reception to be held at the workshop on January 14th. Submissions should highlight themes of integrated wind system design and analysis. Please send your 250 word abstract and biographical information to systems.engineering@nrel.gov.

Agenda & Travel Information

This year’s workshop will be held in Boulder, Colorado, USA on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. A tentative detailed agenda is now available. The detailed agenda and other important conference information including travel and hotel accommodations can be found on the workshop information site.

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Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

January 21, 2015, 10:00 - 11:45 am

NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond. Participants must be 18 or older, a U.S. Citizen, and have photo ID. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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2015 Georgia Tech Annual Co-op & Internship Fair

January 28, 2015, 10:00 - 4:00 EST

  • Atlanta, GA
NREL staff will be at the Georgia Tech Career Fair on January 28th. Come by the booth to learn more about cutting edge research and job opportunities.

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2015 Georgia Tech Annual Co-op & Internship Fair

January 28 - 28, 2015

  • Atlanta, GA
Come by the NREL booth to talk with NREL staff about cutting edge research and job opportunities.

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February 2015

MIT xFair

February 2, 2015

  • Cambridge, MA
Come by the NREL booth to talk with NREL staff about cutting edge research and job opportunities.

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University of Texas Austin Spring Engineering Expo

February 6, 2015, 10:00 - 4:00

  • Austin , TX
Come by the NREL booth to talk with NREL staff about cutting edge research and job opportunities.

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Colorado School of Mines Career Day

February 10, 2015, 9:30 - 3:00

  • Golden, CO
Come by the NREL booth to talk with NREL staff about cutting edge research and job opportunities.

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Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

February 13, 2015, 9:30 - 11:15 am

NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond. Participants must be 18 or older, a U.S. Citizen, and have photo ID. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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Arizona State University Engineering Career Fair

February 17, 2015, 11:00 - 5:00

  • Phonix, AZ
Come by the NREL booth to talk with NREL staff about cutting edge research and job opportunities.

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Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour

February 20, 2015, 9:30 - 11:15 am

NREL exemplifies environmental sustainability throughout its operations. Visitors learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency research as well as see for themselves how the campus is demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution. The Sustainable NREL Walking Campus Tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and to dress for the weather. The tours start at the NREL Education Center and include the Research Support Facility, NREL Parking Garage, and Central Detention Pond. Participants must be 18 or older, a U.S. Citizen, and have photo ID. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Maps, directions and security requirements

  • Open to the Public
  • Free
  • NREL-sponsored

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Virginia Tech- CAMEO Career Fair

February 26, 2015, 10:00 - 4:00

  • Blacksburg, VA
Come by the NREL booth to talk with NREL staff about cutting edge research and job opportunities.

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Colorado State University Engineering Career Fair

February 26, 2015, 10:00 - 4:00

  • Fort Collins, CO
Come by the NREL booth to talk with NREL staff about cutting edge research and job opportunities.

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Other

Utility-Scale Wind Technician Training  

January 31, 2009 - April 19, 2009

  • Redding, CA

This low-cost ($200), weekends-only class runs from Jan. 31 to April 19 and gives you the industry-requested skills for an entry-level wind technician position. Sign up online, click on Schedule and Registration, Alternative Energy-Sustainability.

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