Introducing the Faculty-Applied Clean Energy Sciences (FACES) Program, a groundbreaking initiative by the Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Office of Energy Justice and Equity (EJE), and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). This program, designed for STEM faculty from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), aims to foster diversity and inclusion in the energy sector. Recently, a series of informative Townhall sessions has been launched, offering faculty members the chance to engage with NREL, EJE, and EERE.

Faculty Applied Clean Energy Sciences (FACES) Program

During these Townhalls, faculty members can delve into the FACES Program's core objectives, raising questions and expressing their interest. The collaborative effort focuses on bridging the gap between DOE laboratories and the academic community, enhancing STEM education, and promoting clean energy careers. The 10-week program (June 3- August 9, 2024), set at NREL facilities, encourages faculty to develop scalable education modules on various topics, offering a stipend and travel reimbursement.

Excitingly, applications for the 2024 Faculty Cohort are now open until February 15. Faculty members keen on contributing to clean energy research and inspiring students are encouraged to apply. Join the ongoing Townhalls every Friday through February 9 to gain deeper insights into the FACES Program. Register for these virtual sessions and/or apply directly to take the opportunity to shape the future of clean energy education. All offers will be extended by April 10, 2024. 

For more information, please visit here.


FACES YouTube Video
FACES Application Link
FACES Townhall Registration Link