It’s impossible to say 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 at universities, but others are 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 researching compressed minerals, she now studies matter for a noted firm....

  • Paul
    Davis

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

  • Anna
    Erickson

    The program review led her to a research and teaching post at a university....

  • Jordan
    McDonnell

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

  • Dylan
    Spaulding

    The program tied him to people outside his field, giving him tools for collaboration....