The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) administers more than 150 science education programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy and other federal agencies. The diversity of these programs enables individuals—whether undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, or faculty—to conduct collaborative research with national laboratories or at one of more than a dozen federal agency partners.

The following research experiences illustrate how current and previous research participants have taken an active role in world-class science. Many of these internship, fellowship, and research appointments shaped their futures and professional goals.

Jim Castelaz
DHS Scholarship & Fellowship Programs
Alumnus

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Adrian Podpirka, Ph.D.
Postdoc
SunShot Postdoctoral Awards Program Learn More
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Scott Cushing, Ph.D.
Postdoc
EERE Postdoctoral Research Award Program

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Stacey Sullivan, Ph.D.
Postdoc
Research Participation Programs at the Food and Drug Administration

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Dhondup Lhamo
Recent grad
USDA-ARS Research Participation Program

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Kemnique Ramnath
Recent Graduate
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Luis Rodriguez
Alumnus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Research Fellowship Program

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Yun Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoc
Research Participation Programs at FDA

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Kayla Coleman
Graduate Student
Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis (NESLS) program

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Malaney Abel
Recent Graduate
Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Program

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Joseph Eisinger
Undergraduate
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program

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Dr. Matthewos Eshete & Kayla Bailey
Faculty Research Team
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions

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Dr. Mina Guirguis, Darryl Balderas and Noah Dunstatter
Faculty Research Team
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program for Minority Serving Institutions

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Jimmy Zumba
Alumnus
USDA Agricultural Research Service Research Participation Program

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Jarrod Allred
Graduate Student
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program

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Sophia Suarez
Faculty
ORNL Visiting Faculty Program

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Dr. Amir Elzawawy
Faculty
U.S. Department of Energy Visiting Faculty Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Dr. William Hardy
Postdoc
Savannah River National Laboratory Postdoctoral Research Associate Program

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Adam Wonder
Graduate Student
Laboratory Technology Program

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Camille DuBois
Undergraduate
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program

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Matthew Sallas
Undergraduate
Laboratory Technology Program

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Nabeel Jaser
Undergraduate
Community College Internship (CCI)

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Dol Chalise
Recent grad
Post-Master’s Research Participation Program

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Abisola C. Kusimo
Graduate Student
GEM Fellowship program

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Cristina E. Muñoz
Graduate Student
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) HS-STEM Program

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Jon Yang
Graduate Student
NETL’s Professional Internship Program (PIP)

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In the U.S. Department of Homeland Security HS-STEM Program, undergraduates Molly Wolfson (left) and Sydney Shuk conducted research on radiation to improve detection and response.

Sydney Shuk and Molly Wolfson
Undergraduate
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) HS-STEM Program

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Heather Young
Undergraduate
Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Program

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Chandler Hinton
Undergraduate
Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Program

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Dominic Bednar
Recent grad
GEM fellowship program

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