Arianna Krinos, a biological oceanography doctoral candidate in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program affiliated with the EAPS Follows group, has been awarded a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF).
Each year, the program grants fellowships to support doctoral students whose education and research focus on using high-performance computers to solve complex science and engineering problems of national importance. Since it was launched in 1991, the DOE CSGF has supported 481 students at more than 65 universities. Krinos joins a group of 26 first-year fellows in 2019, bringing the total number of current DOE CSGF recipients to 95 students in 23 states. Only around 6 percent of applicants were chosen for the fellowship in 2019.
DOE CSGF students receive full tuition and fees plus an annual stipend and academic allowance, renewable for up to four years. In return, recipients must complete courses in a scientific or engineering discipline plus computer science and applied mathematics. They also must perform a three-month research practicum at one of 21 DOE laboratories or sites across the country. The fellowship and related practicum experiences are effective workforce recruitment tools for the national laboratories. Nearly a quarter of all DOE CSGF alumni work or have worked in a DOE lab setting. Others pursue careers in academia, industry or government, where they introduce and advocate for computational science as a tool for discovery.
The DOE CSGF, which is administered by the Krell Institute of Ames, Iowa, is funded by the DOE’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration.