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         Funded by a Robert Noyce grant from the National Science Foundation, this internship aims to engage STEM students in educationally purposeful activities that allow them the opportunity to  examine their interest in and disposition for teaching science or mathematics in middle or high schools.

        Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is located in Oak Ridge, TN and is the U.S. Department of Energy’s largest science and energy laboratory.  ONRL is managed by the University of Tennessee and Battelle Memorial Institute and is located about 7 miles from the town of Oak Ridge and about 25 miles from Knoxville, TN, home of the University of Tennessee. Two STEM Education freshmen or sophomores will be jointly selected (see selection processes) by the UNSP PI and Co-PI, National Laboratory researchers, mentors and education personnel to serve as National Laboratory Summer Interns (NLSIs). NLSIs will work with scientists or engineers on projects related to the laboratory’s research programs.

        The NLSIs will be enrolled in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program during their entire time at ORNL. The SULI encourages undergraduate students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 DOE National Laboratories.   They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects related to ongoing programs.

Application - UNSP National Lab ORNL(Oak Ridge National Lab)