Schatz Energy Research Center

Students at Schatz

We engage undergraduate and graduate students across multiple disciplines with hands-on experience in emerging energy technologies.

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Four graduate fellowships in clean energy are associated with the Schatz Energy Research Center. Fellows are also employed for 10 hours per week during the academic year, as research assistants on Center projects.

When and how to apply

All Environmental Systems: ERE & ETaP pathway applicants who indicate an interest in energy systems are automatically considered for the three clean energy fellowships. In your graduate application essay, please discuss the line of research or project work that you propose to pursue at Humboldt, and how your prior studies and experience have prepared you for this pursuit.

The fellowship selection committee will consider prior academic performance, work experience, areas of interest, communication skills (especially as exhibited in the statement of purpose essay), and other factors that indicate strong potential to succeed.

  • Humboldt graduate program applications are due by February 1 for fall enrollment. Fellowship recipients will be notified by April 15.

Learn more about our fellowship program…

Student research assistants

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Student research assistants (SRAs) work in a wide range of project areas — including microgrids, bioenergy, transportation, offshore wind, solar power, and off-grid energy access.

Read about our summer 2018 student research projects in smart grids, offshore wind, bioenergy, and off-grid energy access…

When and how to apply

SRA openings are posted on our jobs page, on our news blog, and on the Cal Poly Humboldt Handshake page. Summer research opportunities are usually posted in March-April. Other positions are added as needed throughout the year.

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