2 students awarded DOE graduate student research fellowships

Two students have received the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award to conduct their research at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

The DOE Office of Science selected a total of 87 graduate students representing 33 states this award cycle. The fellowship will expose students to world-class training and state-of-the-art facilities and resources at the DOE national laboratories. The Fermilab recipients:

Kenneth Lin

Kenneth Lin

Kenneth Lin, University of California – Berkeley
Research project: Next Generation Skipper CCDs for Cosmology and Astrophysics
Fermilab advisor: Alex Drlica-Wagner

Anthony Wood

Anthony Wood

Anthony Wood, University of Houston
Research project: Development of the NuMI at ICARUS TPC Event Reconstruction
Fermilab advisor: Minerba Betancourt

“The SCGSR program provides a way for graduate students to enrich their scientific research by engaging with researchers at DOE national labs, learning from worldclass scientists and using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. In addition, they get valuable opportunities to network and observe firsthand what it’s like to have a scientific career,” said Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, director of the DOE Office of Science. “I can’t wait to see what these young researchers do in the future. I know they will meet upcoming scientific challenges in new and innovative ways.”

The goal of the SCGSR program is to prepare U.S. graduate students for STEM careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission by providing graduate thesis research opportunities through extended residency at DOE national laboratories.

While the research projects address scientific and technological challenges at national and international scales, this opportunity is expected to advance the awardees’ overall doctoral research and training with access to the expertise, resources and capabilities available at DOE laboratories.

The awardees receive supplemental awards to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory or facility in collaboration with a DOE scientist.

The award period for the proposed research project at the DOE laboratory may range from three to 12 consecutive months.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy. The 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, please visit science.energy.gov.