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Tue, 3 Nov 2015 16:50:51 -0500
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Subject: ORNL Challenge Program for Undergraduates Now Accepting Applications

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) wants to pinpoint and capture some of
the best new minds entering scientific and engineering fields today, by using
a unique competitive process. Students who are interested in grand challenge
science and want to make a difference in the world are encouraged to apply to
the ORNL Challenge Program!

ORNL’s two grand research Challenges for 2016 focus on “Simulation and
Design of Artificial Model Magnets” and “Distributed Energy Research –
Powering Microgrids.” To apply for the ORNL Challenge Program, applicants
must write a proposal that identifies possible solutions to one of these two
research Challenges. If the student’s proposal is chosen as one of the top
choices, the applicant will be offered a summer 2016 internship at ORNL, to
implement their research solution. A competitive stipend, housing, and
professional development activities will be included as part of the

Applicants must be junior or senior undergraduate students currently enrolled
at an accredited U.S. college or university. There are no citizenship
requirements or GPA requirements to apply.

Find the full Challenge descriptions, the proposal template and the
application link on our website: For questions
about the program, email Nicie Murphy, [log in to unmask] or
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Deadline for applications: January 15th, 2016.

Contact Person: Science Education Programs
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