Students ready for trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Southern University students are headed for a research visit at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory.


The students will leave Nov. 11, for a two-day research visit to the site in Knoxville, Tenn. They will tour research facilities that attract thousands of researchers to ORNL each year.


Some of the facilities include: the Spallation Neutron Source; the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences; the National Center for Computational Sciences; and the Exploratory Visualization Environment for Research in Science and Technology.


ORNL, in partnership with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), offers a variety of research and educational opportunities for students and faculty at all levels that focus on developing the next generation of scientists and engineers. 


Students will meet with ORNL personnel from University Partnerships and Graduate Education as well as Southern’s DOE Mentor-Protégé Champions from the Energy and Transportation Science Division and the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division. 


Representatives from ORAU’s University Partnerships and Science Education Programs will meet with students prior to their return to Baton Rouge on November 13.   






In the photo on the front, from left to right are: Jeron Williams, mechanical engineering, senior; Brianna Precciely, electrical engineering, sophomore;

Clifton Blouin, computer science, junior; Anjelica Pierson, computer science, junior;

Kimberly Butler, chemistry, junior; Bianca London, environmental toxicology, graduate student; Christopher Chambers, mechanical engineering, graduating senior; and Tromel Willis, biology, graduating senior.

Not pictured is Breanna McQuarter, a junior, mechanical engineering major and Corey Graham, a graduating senior, mechanical engineering major.

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