Further leading on our engagement with energy industry talent centers for the Gulf of Mexico region, we are excited to employ and mentor University of New Orleans Wind Scholar interns as part of the recently launched Louisiana Wind Energy Hub at UNO.
Congratulations to the lucky students who will gain the chance to work with our world-class engineers at our state-of-the-art Shell sponsored ‘Gulf Wind Technology Accelerator’ facility, right here on the Gulf Coast.
The Wind Scholars initiative offers students a customized curriculum tailored to meet the evolving demands of careers in the wind energy sector. As per the Department of Energy, the United States ranks third globally in offshore wind market capacity.
In the coming years, the country aims to substantially boost alternative energy generation by establishing wind farms in the Gulf of Mexico, potentially supplying electricity to over 1 million homes along the Gulf Coast.
Launched in August 2022, the Louisiana Wind Energy Hub at UNO seeks to expedite the expansion of the state’s wind energy sector through research support, technology innovation, and the development of skilled professionals.
Lizette Chevalier, the dean of the Dr. Robert A. Savoie College of Engineering, remarked, “The Wind Scholars Program not only provides financial assistance to our students but also presents invaluable opportunities crucial for their professional readiness.” She added, “Specifically, scholars will benefit from hands-on experience through internships and enhanced networking prospects, giving them a distinct competitive edge in their post-graduation pursuits.”
Read more about the The University of New Orleans and The Beach at UNO Wind Scholars Program here
For more information on professional employment opportunities in the Wind Energy Technology space, please visit our careers page.