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Participant Contributions

Participant Stories

Meet some of the participants who are advancing scientific research and discovery. Learn about how their research experiences have advanced their academic and professional careers.


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    Myla Worthington

    As a National Nuclear Security Administration Minority Serving Institutions Internship Program (NNSA-MSIIP) participant, Myla Worthington, optimized a rapid test for a parasitic infection and reviewed literature on neurotoxins.

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    Mariana Sorroza Aguilar

    Mariana Sorroza Aguilar had a head start in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with her father’s career in engineering. She followed in his footsteps and now studies how engineering and social dynamics fit together.

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    Bennett McEllis

    Bennett McEllis is researching how to navigate the potential risks of various nuclear and radiological incidents, such as a nuclear power plant occupation, with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

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    Felicie Trebian

    As an intern with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Felicie Trebian assisted with interviews to improve Sandia National Laboratory’s website design and security.

Research Posters

Research posters from past NNSA-MSIIP participants

Cesar Moriel


View Poster (.pdf, 575KB)

Jordan Cortez


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Kelly Rue


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Myla Worthington


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Wesley Chen


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