Seven students awarded DOE Graduate Student Research fellowships

Seven students have received the prestigious DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research fellowships to conduct their research at Fermilab. This year DOE awarded 52 students from 37 U.S. universities from all disciplines. The recipients who will conduct their work at Fermilab are:

Christopher Barnes, University of Michigan
MicroBooNE, neutrino physics
Mentor: Joshua Spitz

Daniel W. Boyden, Northern Illinois University
Muon g-2, muon physics
Mentor: Brendan Casey

Crispin Contreras-Martinez, Michigan State University
PIP-II, SRF technology
Mentor: Yuriy Pischalnikov

Frank Jensen, University of Colorado, Boulder
CMS, supersymmetry
Mentor: James Hirschauer

Evan Johnson, Ohio State University
Theory, high-energy particle physics and dark matter
Mentor: Patrick Fox

Andrew Mogan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MicroBooNE, neutrino physics
Mentor: Herb Greenlee

Gray Yarbrough, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MicroBooNE, neutrino physics
Mentor: Zarko Pavlovic

Christopher Barnes

Dan Boyden

Crispin Contreras-Martinez

Frank Jensen

Evan Johnson

Andrew Mogan

Gray Yarbrough

The goal of the program is to prepare graduate students for STEM careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory or facility in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories and facilities.