Opportunity provides students with research experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dec 21, 2017

Oak Ridge, Tenn. — The Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is accepting applications for spring and summer 2018. NESLS is a cooperative research initiative at ORNL administered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education and geared toward undergraduate and graduate students interested in nuclear engineering and science.

NESLS offers students educational and research opportunities at a multidisciplinary national laboratory. Research areas of interest may include nuclear security technologies; nuclear systems analysis, design and safety; and fuels, isotopes and nuclear materials.

To qualify, applicants must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in a nuclear engineering, science or eligible related program at an accredited U.S. college or university. Students working toward an Associate of Science or Associate of Engineering degree at a community college are also eligible to apply. All applicants must be 18 years or older and have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.0. For a complete list of eligibility requirements, please visit http://www.orau.org/ornl/nesls/.

Selected participants will receive a stipend based on academic status, ranging from $529-$935 for full time and prorated for part time. Limited travel and housing assistance is available based on eligibility.

Applications for the program’s spring session must be submitted by Jan. 6, 2018, and applications for the summer session must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2018.

For more information about the program and application, visit http://www.orau.org/ornl/nesls/. Eligible candidates can submit applications for the spring semester at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3645 and summer applicants can apply at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3685. Questions about the NESLS program may be directed to NESLS@orau.org.

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