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

    Gnarly high-energy physics concepts engross him....

  • Leo
    Kirsch

    Leo's results could affect gamma-ray research....

  • Io
    Kleiser

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

  • Amy
    Lovell

    Amy probes the uncertainty inherent in nuclear reaction models....

  • Cameron
    Meyers

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

  • Alison
    Saunders

    Alison wrangles demanding X-ray scattering instruments....

  • 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....