Bright Future in Energy Scholarship Competition Winners Announced

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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The Idaho National Laboratory, on behalf of corporate funding provided by Battelle Energy Alliance, has announced the winners of its Bright Future in Energy scholarship competition.

The competition recognizes and rewards students in grades 11 and 12 who wish to pursue college or university studies focused on science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

“As a world-class science and technology center, STEM is at the heart of everything we do at the INL,” said Marianne Walck, Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology and Research Director of the INL. “We are proud to offer scholarship opportunities to students who wish to pursue college or university studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. All of these students have the opportunity to accomplish great things. We are honored to do our part to help them achieve their dreams.

This year, 21 students presented their hypotheses and findings to a panel of judges via web conference, and $25,000 was awarded to the three students with the winning submissions.

The winners of this year’s competition were Claire Yoo in first place, with Chase Crawford and Jonathan Zhang in second place. Students presented research questions focused on energy and net zero, in line with INL’s mission to be carbon neutral by 2030.

“INL’s Bright Future in Energy Scholarship competition is another way the lab is investing in our students,” said Juan Alvarez, INL lab deputy director for management and operations. . “It is essential that we engage young people and help them grow. In doing so, we’re giving them the tools they need to improve their lives while building our nation’s future energy and national security workforce.

“It’s encouraging to see so many students engaged in these important issues,” said INL director John Wagner. “By participating in this competition, these high school juniors and seniors are gaining a better understanding of how clean, safe and reliable energy is changing lives. They are our future problem solvers. And, given the quality of the submissions we received, I am confident that our world is in good hands.

To learn more about the Bright Future in Energy scholarship competition, Click here.

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