The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Laboratory located in Richland, Washington state. PNNL's mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation. PNNL's vision is to perform science and technology that inspires and enables the world to live prosperously, safely, and securely.
What type of work is done at PNNL?
Research at PNNL strengthens the U.S. foundation for innovation, and they help find solutions for not only DOE, but for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, other government agencies, universities, and industry. More specifically, PNNL provides unique scientific equipment and science and engineering personnel to prevent and counter acts of terrorism through applied research in information analysis, cyber security, and the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. They also work to increase U.S. energy capacity and reduce dependence on imported oil through hydrogen and biomass-based fuels research and to reduce the effects of energy generation and use on the environment. PNNL hosts other summer research opportunities and STAR Fellows frequently work with undergraduate teams during the course of their project.
Research Opportunities for STAR Fellows
PNNL will be offerring several STAR Fellowships, often involving multi-disciplinary research efforts. One ongoing project requires Fellows with a coding background working with a chemical management database project which tracks spills and interactions. Other projects frequently look for Fellows with mathematical and/or chemical training, but projects are diverse and extend into marine energy projects at the Sequim Marine Sciences Laboratory. If you are interested in a fellowship at PNNL, please keep an eye on this page, we will update it as more information becomes available. STAR Fellows at PNNL are able to take advantage of affordable on-site accommodations organized by the lab.
Previous Summer Research at PNNL Includes:
- Design and Fabrication of Liquid Scintillator Counter, Andrea Calderon Saucedo and John L. Orrell
- Chemical Mixture Methodology (CMM): Using 15 Health Code Numbers, Kolyne S. De Jesus, Juan Yao, Clifford Glantz, and Xiao-Ying Yu
- Enhancing the Chemical Mixture Methodology: Incorporating 20 Health Code Numbers, Lauren Fletcher, Juan Yao, Cliff Glantz, and Xiao-Ying Yu
- Calculating the Energy Barriers Required to Join Metal-Organic Framework Synthesis Intermediates with Non-Equilibrium Molecular Simulation, Marcus A. Tubbs, David Cantu, Roger Rousseau, and Vassiliki-Alexandra Glezakou
- Visit the Cal Poly Digital Commons to browse previous STAR Fellows' projects at this site.
Where is PNNL?