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Recent Graduate Success Stories

Anna BrockwayAnna Brockway

While completing her undergraduate degree at Haverford College, Anna Brockway conducted chemistry research on technologies related to energy and sustainability. She found she was passionate about renewable energy and wanted to learn more about where she could make the most impact in the field before starting graduate school.

Nicole BuellNicole Buell

Nicole Buell, who holds a master’s in environmental management, spends her time in the U.S. Forest Service Research Participation Program creating outreach materials to improve science accessibility.

Nicholas DiLuciaNicholas DiLucia

Nicholas DiLucia returned to the National Energy and Technology Laboratory for the fourth year in a row to engage in website development. His previous internship experiences at the lab helped him succeed in courses at the Univ. of Pittsburgh, where he graduated in April 2012.

Felix sistersFélix sisters

For the first time, three sisters simultaneously participated in research for the CDC. Suad, Sausan, and Alia El Burai Félix all share a passion of improving public health standards.

Isis FukaiIsis Fukai

Isis Fukai spent 10 weeks during summer 2013 at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, participating in the DOE Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship. Fukai's research is helping offset greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

Craig JosephCraig Joseph

Master’s graduate Craig Joseph, a participant in the National Energy and Technology Laboratory Postgraduate Research Program, uses his academic background in marine geology to help predict how hydrofracking will affect groundwater.

Heather LavalleurHeather Lavalleur

At the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Albany, Ore., microbiologist Heather Lavalleur is discovering how microorganisms respond to pressurized carbon dioxide. Her research in the NETL Postgraduate Research Program could help advance the underground storage of this destructive greenhouse gas.

Sonia PunjabiSonia Punjabi

Sonia Punjabi researches ways to implement and define energy-efficient and zero-energy buildings in the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office.