Optimum Energy is proud to be part of Data Intensive Research Enabling Clean Technologies Program, a UW Clean Energy Institute. DIRECT is a graduate training program funded by the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT) in data enabled discovery and design of advanced material for clean energy that matches students with employers like us to give them real-world experience beyond the classroom.
The DIRECT program is helping to create a data science toolkit that crosses multiple departments. The project based learning component of the traineeship will provide graduate students the chance to teach and practice leadership and management skills, a unique opportunity most trainees would not otherwise receive. DIRECT trainees who complete the program will be credentialed and equipped for many new career options that require data science training and prepared with the skills needed to thrive in the economy of the 21st century.
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