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Site visit with students and faculty from the Consortium for Integrating Energy Systems in Engineering and Science Education at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, West Virginia.

The Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP) is designed to bring heightened awareness of NNSA to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research fields.

MSIs strive to provide the tools needed to overcome racial discrimination and limited economic prospects. MSIPP connects these inspired minority students with the vast recourses of our nation’s laboratories, plants, and sites – setting them on a career path of innovation and achievement.

Currently, the MSIPP supports six consortium-based teams that bring together MSIs that share interests in STEM research areas and grant exclusive access to leading-edge facilities and technology:

  • Consortium Enabling Cybersecurity Opportunities and Research
  • Consortium on Advanced Manufacturing/Advanced Manufacturing Network
  • Consortium for Integrating Energy Systems in Engineering and Science Education
  • Consortium on Materials and Energy Sciences
  • Consortium for Research on the Science and Engineering of Signatures

Through this conglomeration, 132 interns were placed across national laboratories, plants, and site offices this year. These students represented 34 different MSIs and their internships focused on an array of STEM disciplines, including engineering, physics, computer science, chemistry, and mathematics.

Students make substantial contributions during their 10-week summer internship, and once they complete their academic requirements, qualified students are often recruited for full-time employment.

Visit the program website for more information.

MSIPP interns working at DOE/NNSA headquarters for the summer enjoy lunch with NNSA's associate admistrator for Management and Budget.