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Participant Experiences

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    Prerana Panchumarti

    Prerana Panchumarti, materials engineer, looks to reduce carbon emissions through battery efficiency, and discusses how her internship helped her develop good habits.

     

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    Marcos Lucero

    Marcos Lucero, fourth-year chemical engineering doctoral student at Oregon State, spent the summer of 2020 researching the restoration of degraded lithium ion batteries as a former participant in the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Energy Storage Internship Program.

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    Anne Marie Esposito

    Anne Marie Esposito spent 10 weeks this past summer modeling the deposition rate of carbon in a thermophotovoltaic system within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Energy Storage Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.

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    Eva Allen

    Eva Allen spent the summer researching electric vehicle lithium ion batteries through operando X-ray micro tomography while participating in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Energy Storage Internship sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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    Jamie Santos

    Jamie Santos traveled to live outside her home state for the first time. Her love for science, technology, engineering and mathematics led her to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program, where she was able to gain valuable experience in engineering and explore Colorado.

     

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    Mary Daffron

    While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK), Daffron had the opportunity to take her studies to a higher level with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Robotics Internship Program.

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    Thomas Flammang

    Thomas Flammang participated in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Robotics Internship Program. He interned at Kennametal, Inc., an American manufacturing company in Asheboro, North Carolina.

     

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    Zachary Kaplan

    As part of his internship with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Robotics Internship Program, Kaplan investigated the feasibility of changing motors in the vehicles.

  • I had a great experience learning about new energy technologies, new skills in coding and modeling and how what I have learned so far in my Ph.D. program will translate to a future career. I would absolutely recommend this program to others! My favorite part of the experience was tweaking the code for the model I designed once I worked out the kinks of getting the code to run well.

    —Anne Marie Esposito, Energy Storage Program

Participant Research

View the presentations below to see examples of past participant research activities.