Schatz Energy Research Center

Students at Schatz

Students stand on the Schatz lawn


Three graduate fellowships in clean energy are associated with the Schatz Energy Research Center. Each fellowship provides $15,000 in financial support for one academic year. Fellows are also employed for 10 hours per week during the academic year, as research assistants on Center projects.

Learn more about our fellowship program…

Student research assistants

A student tightens a solar module

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. Summer research opportunities are usually posted in March-April. Other positions are added as needed throughout the year.

SRA openings are posted on our jobs page, on our news blog, and on the Humboldt State University Handshake page.

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


A docent sits at the Schatz outreach table

Our education team brings renewable energy programs to the local community via onsite tours and workshops, offsite classroom presentations, and participation in community events. Volunteer docents are key members of this outreach program!

Docents enjoy working with diverse age groups, are comfortable with public speaking, and have a background or strong interest in science and education. Docents serve for a minimum of one year, volunteering 1-5 hours per week (including training in the fall semester).

Students in all majors are invited to apply. Familiarity with renewable energy technologies, experience working with youth, and multilingualism are all highly welcome skill sets.

We typically hire 2-4 new docents per year. Openings are posted during the first two weeks of fall semester, on our jobs page and on our news blog.

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