U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Fuel Cell Technologies Office


New Opportunities Announced for University Students

July 20, 2007

Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Bernard S. Baker Award for Fuel Cell Research. Open to currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students pursuing research in a fuel cell related field, the award includes a medal, $5,000 monetary award, and complimentary registration to the Fuel Cell Seminar & Exposition to present a poster presentation. Applications are due August 6. The award will be announced and presented at the 2007 Fuel Cell Seminar, to be held October 15-19 in San Antonio, TX. For more information, please visit www.fuelcellseminar.com/bbaker.asp.

The H2U Student Design Contest is now open. Under the theme, "Hydrogen Applications for Airports," the contest challenges teams of undergraduate and graduate students to develop a design for implementing hydrogen technologies at the Columbia Airport in South Carolina. An informational “rules review” meeting/conference call will be held September 14. Abstracts are due October 26 and full entries are due December 7. Winning teams will be invited to present their designs at the NHA Annual Hydrogen Conference in Sacramento, CA, to be held March 30-April 2, 2008. For other key dates, to register a team, and to view the full contest rules and guidelines, visit www.hydrogencontest.org.