Department of Energy to sponsor 11 WSU students in STEM-focused internships

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science will sponsor 11 WSU undergraduate students in STEM-focused workforce development programs at two DOE national laboratories during summer 2023.

The WSU students are among 999 undergraduate students and 79 faculty members nationwide sponsored at 16 DOE national laboratories and a national fusion facility.

Five students from WSU Pullman and six students from WSU Tri-Cities were selected to participate in the program. Ten students will spend the summer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory while one student will participate in the program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Collectively, these programs ensure DOE and our nation have a strong, sustained workforce trained in the skills needed to address the energy, environment, and national security challenges of today and tomorrow.

“Our future depends on the next generation of scientists and DOE is dedicated to programs that help students find their way into STEM careers,” said Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Director of the DOE Office of Science. “I’m so proud to see so many students placed at our national labs, doing actual research. Giving students the ability to be in the lab makes a huge difference in how they relate to science and how it could impact their future.”