Evan Pease (Graduate Student) has been awarded a DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program award.
The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.
The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the 6 Office of Science research programs and the DOE national laboratories. Online application and awards administration support is provided by Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) under Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
The SCGSR program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist within a defined award period. The award period for the proposed research project at DOE laboratories may range from 3 months to 1 year. For more information about this award please click here.
This award enables me to join the team of LUX and LZ scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab from May 2015 until May 2016. The proposed project is a continuation of my dissertation research at Yale, focusing on the design and testing of the high voltage system of the LZ detector and the behavior of liquid xenon in high electric fields. While there, I will also be able to work closely with LUX collaborators on a variety of ongoing analysis projects.