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Participant Experiences

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    Steven Jarrett

    Jarrett was able to achieve his goal of getting a full-time position in the robotics field due to the skills he gained in the EERE Robotics Internship Program.
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    Colin Scholler

    Colin Scholler takes consumer robots and turns them into tools for the lab.
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    Kelly Nieto

    Kelly Nieto talks about overcoming early struggles and the excitement of being able to prevail over them. With dedicated study and passion for science, she hopes to improve how energy is stored. 

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    Prerana Panchumarti

    Through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Storage Internship Program, Prerana Panchumarti conducted research on the efficiency of composite cathodes in solid-state batteries.

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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.

  • During this internship, I was challenged to start thinking about energy storage problems through the new lens of computational chemistry. I was able to learn and develop an entirely new skill set and get to know many great scientists along the way.

    —Kelly Nieto, Energy Storage Program
  • 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.