GRADUATE RESEARCH Program at ORNL
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The Graduate Research Program at ORNL (GRO) offers a unique chance to earn a degree from a leading research university, while conducting research at the nation’s largest multi-program science and technology laboratory. From designing revolutionary materials for energy generation, storage, and use to helping to secure cyberspace, you will have the opportunity to conduct basic or applied research that:
GRO students initially follow course work at their home university, though in some cases they may take specialized courses from other participating universities. The program is designed to be flexible in the time spent doing research at the student’s home university and ORNL, and offers a unique graduate experience including:
Current and past GRO participants are affiliated with the following universities: Boston University, Colorado School of Mines, Duke, Florida State University, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, Middle TN State University, North Carolina State University, Ohio State University, Oregon State University, Purdue, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Rice University, Tennessee Technical University, Texas A&M University, UC-Davis, University of Florida, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, University of Memphis, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, University of Nevada–Las Vegas, University of Tennessee–Chattanooga, University of Tennessee–Knoxville, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Tech, and Washington State University.
The laboratory looks forward to developing new GRO partnerships with doctoral students from all regionally accredited U.S. universities.
Commitment, Duration, and Benefits
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