Geothermal Resources Council Announces Scholarship Winners

$15,000 in Scholarship Awards will be presented at the 2014 GRC Annual Meeting

(Davis, Calif.) The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), a non-profit educational association dedicated to the promotion of geothermal energy and associated technologies around the world, is pleased to announce the recipients of six GRC Scholarship Awards.


The selection of recipients was based upon a variety of factors, including the individual's academic record, student activities, geothermal industry experience, and career goals.

The scholarships, totaling $15,000, will be presented at the Opening Session of the GRC Annual Meeting, being held at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon, USA, September 28 – October 1.

The winners of the Undergraduate scholarships ($1,500) are Megan Dewit of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, and Paige Granneman of the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

The three winners of the Graduate scholarships ($2,500) are Nastaran Arianpoo of the University of British Columbia, Canada; Joseph Batir of Southern Methodist University, Texas, USA, and Maciej Lukawski of Cornell Energy Institute in New York, USA.

Finally, the Geothermal Project award ($4,500) goes to Holly McLachlan of the University of Nevada, Reno, USA.

The GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo is the industry's largest annual gathering of leading geothermal energy scientists, producers, renewable energy industry stakeholders, regulators, utilities, and key associated business leaders. The four-day event will offer technical, policy, and market conference sessions, educational seminars, tours of local geothermal and renewable energy projects, and numerous networking opportunities.

Registration to the GRC Annual Meeting will open in July and will also include entry to the GEA Expo. Room reservations can now be made on the GRC website at www.geothermal.org. A discounted room rate is available until September 3, so early reservations are recommended.

For more information about the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, USA visit www.geothermal.org or call (530) 758-2360.

For information on how to sponsor this event, contact Estela Smith, GRC at (530) 758-2360 or grc@geothermal.org.

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About the Geothermal Resources Council:

With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership bolstering a more than 40-year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council has built a solid reputation as the world's preeminent geothermal association. The GRC serves as a focal point for continuing professional development for its members through its outreach, information transfer and education services.

For more information, please visit www.geothermal.org.

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