Seven Graduates Of DOE Office Of Science Graduate Student Research Program Headed To LANL


The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science has chosen 78 graduate college students representing 26 states for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program’s 2020 Solicitation 2 cycle. Seven of these college students will likely be becoming a member of Los Alamos National Laboratory. They are:

  1. Luis Bichon — Vanderbilt University, NP – Heavy Ion Nuclear Physics
  2. Michael Woodward — University of Arizona, ASCR – Applied Mathematics
  3. Nathan Mark Myers — University of Maryland Baltimore County, BES – Quantum Information Science for Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
  4. Nicholas Alexander Garcia — University of Minnesota, BES – Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemical Separations
  5. Noah Wuerfel — University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, NP – Medium Energy Nuclear Physics
  6. Julia Knapp — Northwestern University, ES – Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemical Separations
  7. Brandon Tyler Blankenship — Vanderbilt University, NP – Heavy Ion Nuclear Physics

Through world-class coaching and entry to state-of-the-art services and assets at DOE National Laboratories, SCGSR prepares graduate college students to enter jobs of essential significance to the DOE mission and secures our nationwide place on the forefront of discovery and innovation.

“DOE has long been where the nation turns for scientific solutions to complex challenges, and now more than ever we need to invest in a diverse, talented pipeline of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs who can continue this legacy of excellence,” stated Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm.  “I’m thrilled that these outstanding students will help us tackle mission-critical research at our labs, and I can’t wait to see what their futures hold.”

Awardees had been chosen from a various pool of graduate candidates from establishments across the nation. Selection was based mostly on benefit peer assessment by exterior scientific consultants. Since 2014, the SCGSR program has offered greater than 700 U.S. graduate awardees from 150 universities with supplemental funds to conduct a part of their thesis analysis at a number DOE laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist. In this cohort of awardees, three are the primary SCGSR awardee to come back from their establishment, and greater than 19% attend minority serving establishments (MSIs).

SCGSR awardees work on analysis tasks of serious significance to the Office of Science (SC) mission and that tackle societal challenges at nationwide and worldwide scale. Projects on this cohort span the six SC packages and canopy matters like basic research for vitality sciences, earth programs modeling, environmental system science, superior accelerator and detector analysis, nuclear physics, enabling R&D for fusion vitality, microelectronics, machine studying, quantum info science, and knowledge science.

Awards had been made via the SCGSR program’s second of two annual solicitation cycles for 2020. The 2021 Solicitation 1 cycle is open for purposes till 5:00pm ET, May 5, 2021. Graduate college students at the moment pursuing Ph.D. levels in areas of physics, chemistry, materials sciences, biology (non-medical), arithmetic, engineering, laptop or computational sciences, or particular areas of environmental sciences which are aligned with the mission of the Office of Science are eligible to use to the SCGSR program. The analysis tasks are anticipated to advance the graduate awardees’ total doctoral analysis and coaching whereas offering entry to the experience, assets, and capabilities out there on the DOE laboratories.

An inventory of the 78 awardees, their establishments, host DOE laboratory/facility, and precedence analysis areas of tasks might be discovered at

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