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Clarina dela CruzClarina dela Cruz

Clarina dela Cruz, Ph.D. spends her days at ORNL’s High Flux Isotope Reactor conducting neutron scattering experiments. Her participation in the Neutron Sciences Early Career Development Program from 2010 to 2012 allowed her to gain the leadership and scientific skills necessary to become an ORNL staff scientist in 2013.

Bruce PintBruce Pint

Bruce Pint, Ph.D., an ORNL principal investigator in materials science and technology, has spent the past 20 years developing and deploying corrosion-control solutions. As a current ORNL group leader, Pint hopes not only to perform valuable research for energy industry partners but also to help cultivate tomorrow’s S&T leaders.

Johnafred ThomasJohnafred Thomas

Johnafred Thomas, an operations manager and 22-year employee at the Y-12 National Security Complex, is contributing to efforts of vital importance to national security through his role at a nuclear facility in the complex. Thomas’ professional success was preceded by early-career participation in the DOE Operational Health Physics Fellowship Program, administered by ORAU.