12/06/2013 - An innovative Office of Naval Research (ONR) program is looking to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard veterans for the cutting edge in alternative energy — and is highlighted in a new video released during the Navy’s Warrior Care Month.
The Energy Systems Technology Evaluation Program, or ESTEP, answers the call for renewable energy made by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, providing student veterans with internships in Navy organizations using advanced technologies.
“Finding reliable, alternative sources of energy is an essential component of naval strategy moving forward,” said Dr. Richard Carlin, director of the Sea Warfare and Weapons Department at ONR.
“ESTEP uniquely places student veterans interested in engineering and technology into working internships, where they gain hands-on skills and experiences as they advance energy research for the Navy and Marine Corps.”
Examples of such work include evaluation of smart grid and solar energy use at Camp Pendleton; development of cyber-secured energy management systems; enhancing wind-resistant rooftop photovoltaic panels; and more. read more>>>