The Bettis Laboratory is an approved practicum location for two separate
Rickover Fellowship Program
For more than 50 years, the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP)
has been at the forefront of technological and operational innovation.
We have a proud tradition of producing nuclear reactor plants for submarines
and surface ships that provide unprecedented endurance and power. We are
a program with cutting edge technology, high technical standards, and
integrity that is at the forefront in development of new reactor concepts.
If you are interested in a challenging research project and working with
some of the finest technical people in the world, then consider the Naval
Nuclear Propulsion Fellowship Program.
Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in two summer practicums at one or both of the NNPP prime contractor research laboratories to gain hands-on experience.
The Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory is one of these laboratories. The Bettis
Atomic Power Laboratory is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is
operated for the NNPP by the Bechtel Corporation.
Students with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences or engineering
are eligible to apply for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Fellowship. The
program is open to all U. S. citizens who will be entering graduate students
or who are currently enrolled in a qualified course of study and are interested
in pursuing a research topic applicable to the Naval Nuclear Propulsion
The fellowship program supports graduate students majoring in nuclear,
electrical, mechanical and materials engineering. Research areas include
Reactor Physics, Materials Science, Thermal-Hydraulics and Fluid Dynamics, and Shielding.
The NNPP Fellowship Program is administered by the Medical University
Of South Carolina. For more information about the NNPP Fellowship Program,
visit their website at www.musc.edu/RFP.
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Department of Energy Computational Science
Graduate Fellowship Program
The Bettis Laboratory is an approved location for fulfilling practica
requirements for students enrolled in the Department of Energy (DOE) Computational
Science Graduate Fellowship Program. In their practicum, Computational
Science Graduate Fellows are provided a range of opportunities to develop
improved algorithms for parallel computer architectures, advanced visualization,
or advanced data management (e.g., datamining and information discovery),
just to name a few. You could be involved in new developments within a
number of broad categories, including but not limited to: reactor physics,
materials science (including semi-conductor applications), thermal-hydraulics and fluid dynamics,
and radiation shielding.
If you are currently enrolled in the DOE Computational Science Graduate
Fellowship Program and are looking for opportunities to fulfill your practica
requirements, please use the following E-mail link to contact Bettis Laboratory
personnel to discuss your research interests and to explore potential
opportunities at the Bettis Laboratory E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program is administered
for the U. S. Department of Energy by the Krell Institute. For more information
about the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program, visit
their website at www.krellinst.org.
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All candidates must be U.S. citizens. Applicants selected
will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility
requirements for access to classified matter.
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