Partnerships for Innovation
Krystina Addorisio, a participant at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center, focused her studies on foot-and-mouth disease, which could cause disastrous effects if an outbreak were to occur in the U.S.
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.
Camila Dias Colberg is supporting research at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center to find a more effective treatment for foot-and-mouth disease.
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.
Lindsay Gabbert performed research at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, where she is helping to improve the vaccination for foot-and-mouth disease.
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.
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.
Once a member of the DOE Scholars Program, Edwin Luevanos now works full-time as a human capitalist specialist for DOE. In his position he helps find gaps in the department’s recruitment areas, as well as manages DOE programs such as the Energy Student Ambassador Program.
Tyler Pannell, a participant in DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program, explored ways to use food waste for energy at ORNL.
Rossybelle Perales conducted research as part of the Behavioral and Social Health Outcomes Program in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to help identify behavioral and social health issues within the U.S. Army.