Four students awarded DOE Graduate Student Research fellowships

Four students have received the prestigious DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research fellowships to conduct their research at Fermilab. This year DOE awarded 60 students from 37 U.S. universities from all disciplines. The recipients who will conduct their work at Fermilab are:

Jacob Calcutt, Michigan State University
Particle interaction simulation, particle detectors
Mentor: Laura Fields

Nora Shipp, University of Chicago
Dark matter, astrophysics
Mentor: Brian Yanny

Andrew Thomas Cleve Sutton, University of Virginia
NOvA, neutrino physics
Mentor: Andrew Norman

Kathryn Sutton, Columbia University
MicroBooNE, SBND, neutrino physics
Mentor: Wes Ketchum


Jacob Calcutt

Nora Shipp

Andrew Sutton

Kathryn Sutton

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.