The Summer Job That Stretches
The Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) supports the nation’s brightest science and engineering students, allowing them to concentrate on learning and research. The work of more than 200 DOE CSGF alumni has helped the United States remain competitive in a global economy.
Besides studies and research at their home universities, each DOE CSGF participant must spend at least three months — usually in the summer — working with scientists at one of the Department of Energy’s national laboratories. The practicum experience exposes the fellows to research distinctly different from their doctoral projects, stretching them with new challenges.
Some students return to their routines with new perspectives that improve their work. Others may take their doctoral studies in entirely new directions. And many decide they want to spend their careers at the national laboratories. Regardless, all of them are changed by their summer experience.