Students are drawn to the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship for many reasons. Some appreciate the small size. Others like the opportunity to connect with top scientists at DOE national laboratories. All fellows, however, are committed to exploring the frontiers of physics, nuclear science, and materials. In these short vignettes, participants discuss their research interests and career goals.


  • Cody
    Dennett
    Cody’s research into material damage is vital to nuclear power...
  • Nathan
    Finney
    Nathan left a physics teaching job to study twistable electronics...
  • Erin
    Good
    Her research peers into the stellar furnaces that make elements...
  • A. Miguel
    Holgado
    He explores the mysteries of gravitational waves...
  • Amy
    Lovell
    Amy probes the uncertainty inherent in nuclear reaction models...
  • Christopher
    Miller
    He wants to better understand how materials like explosives respond to impacts...
  • Viktor
    Rozsa
    Viktor models water under conditions found deep in the Earth or other planets...
  • Alison
    Saunders
    Alison wrangles demanding X-ray scattering instruments...