The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) is excited to announce the upcoming Graduate Education for Minority Students (GEM) fellowship program. The GEM program recruits high-quality, underrepresented students pursuing graduate degrees in applied science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The GEM Fellowship was designed to focus on promoting opportunities for individuals to enter industry at the graduate level in areas such as research and development, product development, and other high-level technical careers.

BTO is excited to be a part of this program to promote inclusivity and diversity in building technology careers.

“This program is a great opportunity to connect underrepresented students with top engineering and science firms and universities across the nation,” said BTO Director David Nemtzow.

GEM Fellows studying building technologies will support advancements in emerging technologies, including building energy modeling, solid-state lighting, cyber-security, and grid-interactive efficient buildings. Building research also focuses on residential and commercial buildings integration programs, such as Building America, the Better Buildings Challenge, High Impact Technology, and Building Energy Data.

Students pursuing graduate degrees interested in becoming a GEM Fellow should follow the application process and apply for funding by November 13, 2021. Visit the GEM website at for additional schedule and application details.