Timberline High School Alum Receives Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship

Submitted by Krell Institute

A former Timberline High School student is attending graduate school at Colorado State University this fall on a U.S. Department of Energy fellowship.

Jamin Rader
Jamin Rader, a former Olympia resident, is one of around 6 percent of applicants to receive the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Photo courtesy: Krell Institute

Jamin Rader, a former Olympia resident, is one of around 6 percent of applicants to receive the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). Rader, a 2015 Timberline graduate, is studying toward a doctoral degree in climate dynamics.

The fellowship, administered by the Krell Institute of Ames, Iowa, is funded by the DOE’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration. Each year, the program grants fellowships to support doctoral students whose education and research focus on using high-performance computers to solve complex science and engineering problems of national importance.  Since it was launched in 1991, the DOE CSGF has supported 481 students at more than 65 universities.

DOE CSGF students receive full tuition and fees plus an annual stipend and academic allowance, renewable for up to four years. In return, recipients must complete courses in a scientific or engineering discipline plus computer science and applied mathematics. They also must perform a three-month research practicum at one of 21 DOE laboratories or sites across the country.

Rader joins a group of 26 first-year fellows in 2019, bringing the total number of current DOE CSGF recipients to 95 students in 23 states.

The fellowship and related practicum experiences are effective workforce recruitment tools for the national laboratories.  Nearly a quarter of all DOE CSGF alumni work or have worked in a DOE lab setting. Others pursue careers in academia, industry or government, where they introduce and advocate for computational science as a tool for discovery.

For more information on the DOE CSGF, contact the Krell Institute at 515-956-3696 or visit http://www.krellinst.org/csgf.

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