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. ...

  • 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...

  • Io
    Kleiser

    Computer models help Io probe an exploding star species....

  • 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....

  • Collin
    Stillman

    His laser experiments create a tiny part of stars in the laboratory....

  • Richard
    Vega

    Richard enlists beefed-up video game processors to speed particle transport models....