Students are drawn to the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship for many different 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 what attracted them to the program and how it advances their career goals.


  • Charles
    Epstein

    Charles probes electrons’ properties with low-energy experiments. ...

  • Benjamin
    Galloway

    Stewardship science is a more diverse field than he thought it would be, Galloway says....

  • Cole
    Holcomb

    His computational methods may help answer some cosmic questions....

  • Fabio
    Iunes-Sanches

    Attending the program review and meeting colleagues there has expanded his view of stewardship scien...

  • Juan
    Manfredi

    Stewardship science focuses on the physics behind the nation’s nuclear deterrent, Manfredi says....

  • Cameron
    Meyers

    A rock-synthesis process Cameron developed could alter geophysical research....

  • Mareena
    Robinson

    The fellowship’s benefits give her an edge in pursuing her research, Robinson says....

  • Hong
    Sio

    The fellowship’s features give participants a chance to explore where they want to take their rese...