Geothermal Rising is proud to maintain a strong presence in the undergraduate and graduate academic communities. This page contains information for current students on membership, internships, and more.
Scientists projects that the U.S. geothermal energy will contribute to 10% of the country’s energy by 2050.
Student Membership with Geothermal Rising
Students with current school ID, transcript, course schedule, or letter from the Registrar from an accredited institution pay just $20 for Geothermal Rising Membership! Memberships expire on 12/31 of the given year.

Membership advantage include access to:

  • Discounted rates for Geothermal Rising Conference and other events such as annual workshops and webinars
  • Discounted advertising in Geothermal Rising publications and online assets
  • Unlimited access to the world's largest online geothermal library
  • Access to the Membership Directory and Yellow Pages
  • Access to the Policy Committee Membership (requires an additional fee)
  • Ability to get involved and serve on Geothermal Rising Committees and Task Forces
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Featured Student Publication

Student Committee member Kamran Jahan Baksh of the Colorado School of Mines - Mining Engineering Dept. presented a paper at the Stanford Geothermal Workshop.

Modeling Thermal Breakthrough in Sedimentary Geothermal System, Using COMSOL Multiphysics

It is known that premature thermal breakthrough in the production well and cooling due to injection of cold water into a geothermal reservoir can degrade the quality of the reservoir operation. As the heat and mass transfer in the reservoir depends on the internal features of the reservoir and the interfacial features of surrounding rocks, there has been an increased effort to model geothermal reservoirs with detailed pore structures. In this work, the effect of heat extraction on advancement of cold front in both reservoir and surrounding host rock will be discussed. A segment of the deep sedimentary basin consists of high permeable fracture in a region with high temperature gradient is modeled. The influence of variable permeability on heat transfer within reservoir will be numerically investigated. COMSOL Multiphysics is used to generate models with different permeability
distribution for host rock.


Geothermal Rising Scholarships 2020

Geothermal Rising acknowledged the 2020 Geothermal Rising Scholarship Award winners at the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting.

The Marcelo Lippmann Graduate Scholarship is given to five graduate students based on a variety of factors including the individual’s academic record, student activities, geothermal industry experience, and career goals. Unlike previous years, we awarded six scholarships this year. Selecting this year’s scholarship recipients was an extremely difficult task for the Education Committee due to the number of outstanding applications that were received. Without further ado, this year’s Marcelo Lippmann Graduate Scholarship winners:

  • Nolan Dellerman, University of Nevada, Reno, Geology (Master's degree
  • Hubert Langevin, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS-ETE), Earth Sciences (Master's degree)
  • Marcos Miranda, The Ohio State University, Environmental Engineering, Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering Department (Ph.D.)
  • Rita Okoroafor, Stanford University, Energy Resources Engineering (Ph.D.)
  • Elizabeth Oliphant, University of Oxford, Energy Systems (Master's degree)
  • Connor Smith, University of Nevada, Reno, Geophysics (Master's degree)

Please direct questions regarding the Geothermal Rising Scholarships Awards to:

Brian Schmidt
(530) 758-2360

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