As a participant in the U.S. Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Summer Internship Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Jarrod Allred studied thallium bromide radiation detector waveforms for unusual behavior as part of his research into increasing the equipment's operating lifespan.
Holly Carr had never worked in a federal setting before, but was eager to get a sense of how the government can change the energy sector, so she applied to participate in a program supported by the Buildings Technology Program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).
Sara Harrison, a doctoral student in electrical engineering at Leland Stanford Junior University, was part of a team of researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory focused on improving the performance and detection efficiency of solid state thermal neutron detectors.
University of Tennessee student Benjamin Martin is trying to improve emergency response by developing computer codes to fuse together two different kinds of satellite image data.
Amanda Townsend incorporated data into computer-simulated models as part of her research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to determine if there are safer and more efficient radioisotopes than iodine-131 that can be used for routine radiation detector compliance testing.
Graduate student Ryan Tuttle gained another valuable experience with the DOE Scholars Program in 2013. He served in the DOE Office of Environmental Compliance, where he focused on determining best practices through compiling different regularly requirements and tracking the methods used to close issues with these requirements.
Nathanial Zaharia is participating in the NNSA Global Threat Reduction Initiative to improve the identification, security and removal of high-risk, vulnerable radiological materials around the world.