May 2, 2022
Grace Chesmore, a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of Physics, and Celeste Keith, a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, will conduct research at Fermi National Laboratory as part of the Department of Energy's Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program.
Chesmore and Keith are among 80 graduate students nationwide to receive supplemental funds to conduct part of their thesis research at a host Department of Energy laboratory in collaboration with a DOE scientist. The program provides support for travel to and from the laboratory, as well as a monthly stipend for living expenses for the students to spend three to twelve consecutive months onsite.
“For decades, DOE has cultivated the expertise to meet the nation’s greatest scientific challenges. Now more than ever, we need to invest in a diverse, talented pipeline of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs who will be the future science and innovation leaders of this country,” said Under Secretary of Science and Innovation Dr. Geraldine Richmond. “I’m thrilled these outstanding students will help us tackle critical research at our labs, and I know their futures are bright.
photo credit: Marta La Rocca