It’s impossible to say just where the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship can take someone. Of course, many graduates work at national laboratories and universities, but others have landed in the computer industry and congressional offices. The program prepares them all with solid research abilities and tools to connect and communicate with others. In these short stories, several alumni describe how they put their training to use.


  • Laura
    Berzak Hopkins

    She’s gone from the lab to the halls of Congress to the forefront of fusion energy....

  • Krystle
    Catalli

    After studying minerals under extreme pressures, she now analyzes materials for one of the world’s...

  • Paul
    Davis

    He’s aiming toward a career that blends science research and policy....

  • Anna
    Erickson

    The fellowship’s annual program review led her into a career mentoring students and conducting res...

  • Jordan
    McDonnell

    The fellowship helped him understand how his research fits into the big picture....

  • Dylan
    Spaulding

    The fellowship put him in contact with researchers outside his field, giving him the tools to collab...