Fermilab to welcome 8 DOE Graduate Student Research Awardees this fall

Eight 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 60 graduate students representing 26 states this 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 are:

Karia Dibert

Karia Dibert, University of Chicago

Fermilab advisor: Adam Anderson

Kylar Greene

Kylar Greene, University of New Mexico

Fermilab advisor: Gordon Krnjaic

Duncan Rocha

Duncan Rocha, University of Chicago

Fermilab advisor: Marcela Carena

Zhiheng Sheng

Zhiheng Sheng, Northwestern University

Fermilab advisor: Dan Baxter

Zachary Williams

Zachary Williams, University of Minnesota

Fermilab advisor: Lauren Hsu

Jean Wolfs

Jean Wolfs, University of Rochester

Fermilab advisor: Louise Suter

Anthony Wood, University of Houston

Fermilab advisor: Minerba Betancourt

Alejandro Yankelevich

Alejandro Yankelevich, University of California–Irvine

Fermilab advisor: David Christian

“This is an incredible experience for students – being able to conduct research at a national laboratory will have far reaching impacts,” said Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, director of the DOE Office of Science. “We hope that these students will continue their path in science and I look forward to seeing what they do in the future.”

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, the extended residency is expected to advance the awardees’ overall doctoral research and training with access to the expertise, resources and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.

Awards were made through the SCGSR program’s first of two annual solicitation cycles for fiscal year 2023. Applications for the ongoing 2023 Solicitation 2 cycle are due 5 p.m. ET, Nov. 8, 2023. An application assistance workshop will take place on Oct. 10, 2023; prospective applicants can register here.

Fermilab 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, visit science.energy.gov.