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Meet a Participant


NETL’s research associates are selected from an elite pool of candidates and represent the best and brightest in their fields. Our program participants are eager to learn and excited to make an impact in the energy industry. The research associates represent a diverse set of individuals from the United States and over 25 countries. These participants are the key to securing our nation’s energy future and advancing energy technology.

Steven Justus

Meet computer science student Steven Justus from La Roche University, who is collaborating with mentor Yuhua Duan at the NETL Pittsburgh lab. Steven brings a strong background in chemistry and computer science, and he’s looking forward to gaining real-world problem-solving experience while he furthers his abilities as a professional during his summer internship at NETL.

Megan Tucker

Megan Tucker, a mathematics and writing student at Oregon State University, spent her summer at the NETL Albany site as part of the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship program. With the help of her mentor, Jennifer Bauer, she learned more about statistics and computer science.

career education

Marcos Hernandez, a mechanical engineering student at UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso, enjoys challenging himself. As a participant in the Consortium for Integrating Energy Systems in Engineering & Science Education (CIESESE) program, Marcos collaborated with mentor David Tucker to develop a sensor for use in hybrid energy systems. Eventually, he hopes to contribute to space exploration, nuclear energy, and sustainable energy systems.