hydro think tank-The pacific northwest - August 13-15
Here is what happened:
Students from top universities bring their talent, ingenuity and cutting edge-technology, to see if they have what it takes to win the Hydro Think Tank. University Teams from Big Bend, Wazoo, Gonzaga, Washington State University, University of Idaho, Eastern Washington, Walla Walla Community College and many more will be brought in for an intense week of hands on problem solving to give their best solutions to a pressing hydropower environmental issue. The week is filled with exploration, training, team work, meeting top researchers in the industry and senior level management for career development to compete for the grand CASH prize of an opportunity for an internship, and university credits.
When: August 13-15, 2019
Where: Rocky Reach Dam 5000 State Hwy 97A Wenatchee, WA 98801, Students will stay at Wenatchee Valley College 1300 Fifth St, Wenatchee, WA 98801. Housing and meals will be provided for the teams.
Who: Students with experience in a mix of disciplines like: trades; engineering, science and environment, computer science, students interested in an internship in hydropower.
Participating Schools: Big Bend Community College, Centralia College Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Seattle University, University of Idaho, University of Washington, Walla Walla Community College, Washington State University, Wenatchee Valley College and more schools located in the PNW!
Judging: Team efforts will be judged by a panel of industry executives, managers and Hydro Foundation members.
Incentive: The winning team will receive a cash prize, a great resume booster and have the potential for an internship with one of the organizations providing a hands-on experience like no other.
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The Rocky Reach Hydro Project is located in north central Washington state on the Columbia River, about seven miles upstream from the city of Wenatchee. By river, the dam is 215 miles below the Canadian border, and 473 miles above the mouth of the Columbia at Astoria, Ore. People throughout the Northwest benefit from clean, renewable energy produced at Rocky Reach. The project is also nationally recognized for efforts to protect the environment.