Whether you’re a student or an industry professional, the FREEDM Systems Center has the expertise you need.


FREEDM membership brings tangible benefits for our partner companies: the opportunity to shape the research that will modernize the electric grid, advance access to our faculty’s  publications and joint ownership of patents resulting from FREEDM research.

Most importantly, FREEDM members get early exposure to our top “products” — our students. Master’s and doctoral students at FREEDM’s six universities work closely with our industry partners. That experience makes them prime candidates to work for industry partners after graduation.


We’re doing more than building a smarter power grid at FREEDM. We’re also forging the workforce that will put it into practice. From middle-school research experiences to doctoral degree programs, we’re engaging students and teachers at every level in our work.

For Undergraduate Students

Explore FREEDM’s variety of semester and yearlong research opportunities in electric and renewable power energy systems research, or apply to our 10-week Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates.

For Pre-College Students

Get college-level, hands-on research experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics before you graduate high school by applying for one of FREEDM’s programs for pre-college students.

For K-12 Teachers

Bring renewable energy and engineering concepts to your classroom by attending a summer research experience program or using our downloadable lesson plans with your students.