Join NREL at these water power events and explore research, tools, opportunities, and collaborations within marine energy and hydropower.

University Marine Energy Research Community + Marine Energy Technology Symposium

Aug. 7—9, 2024, Duluth, Minnesota 

The University Marine Energy Research Community will once again team up with the Marine Energy Technology Symposium to host its annual conference this summer in Duluth, Minnesota, at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. 

STEMapalooza at NREL

Nov. 8—9, 2024, Golden, Colorado

The 2-day event is designed to increase interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic fields, engage stakeholders in dialogues and program planning, and inspire the next-gen workforce. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Technologies Office, STEMapalooza will include:

  • Our annual fall kickoff meetings with the 2025 Hydropower Collegiate Competition and Marine Energy Collegiate Competition teams and faculty advisors
  • A demonstration of the Renewable Energy Discovery Island web-based app
  • A prep event for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl's Trout Bowl with high school students and faculty
  • Hands-on activities and presentations with our STEM industry partners for all grade levels.