The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted awards for 78 outstanding graduate students from 55 different U.S. universities to conduct research at the national laboratories. DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory will host 14 of these students.
The goal of DOE’s Science Graduate Student Research Program (SCGSR) is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the nation’s scientific missions by providing graduate thesis research opportunities through extended residency at DOE national laboratories.
The SCGSR program provides opportunities for graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory or facility, in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist. The SCGSR research projects are expected to advance the student’s overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources and capabilities available at DOE labs.
“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,” said 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.”
“Argonne is excited to host the newest generation of bright minds who are eager to bring their talents to solve the most pressing challenges of today, from climate change to computing,” added Argonne director Paul Kearns.
The award provides funding for inbound and outbound travel to the laboratory as well as a monthly stipend. The award is funded by the DOE’s Office of Science.
Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology. The nation’s first national laboratory, Argonne conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America’s scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future. With employees from more than 60 nations, Argonne is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, visit https://energy.gov/science.