The SNMREC Preferred Partner Program is an opportunity for our industry partners to collaborate more fully with the Center. This program is designed to dedicate SNMREC experts and resources to individual industry partner development needs.
SNMREC's First Director to Retire
Susan Skemp, who has led FAU's ocean energy program since 2008 and who elevated the Center to international prominence with a US Department of Energy designation as one of three marine energy centers in the US, is retiring as of July 17.
For the many who have worked with Sue, we're familiar with the significant contributions to FAU in her role at SNMREC as well as an alumna and active member of the FAU community. As Executive Director, Sue has developed SNMREC into a one-of-a-kind, multi-disciplinary program at the University to investigate, test and evaluate harnessing power from marine energy. Prior to this role, she spent more than three decades at Pratt & Whitney, leading a number of research and technical programs, as past President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and as a Fellow at the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States of America.
Sue's ambition, vision and leadership earned her numerous recognitions and awards throughout her distinguished career. Sue will remain engaged with FAU to continue pursuing her passion for marine energy and the University.
Come celebrate Sue's decades of service to FAU!
When: Friday, July 17, 3-5 PM
Where: Forkas Alumni Center Great Hall, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33431