Welcome to Science Education Programs (SEP) at NETL

Matthew Zeh, who is double majoring in mechanical engineering and music education, has dedicated his last three summers to advancing carbon dioxide absorption technology at NETL using hollow fiber membranes and ionic liquids. Jennifer Bauer’s research at NETL will help industry leaders and policymakers make informed decisions about where to drill for natural gas and oil. At the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Albany, Oregon, Juliana Mbuthia helps scientists analyze the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. “My favorite part of the program is researching in a very conducive, friendly environment and having a wonderful team,” she said. Heather Lavalleur plans to join the Peace Corps to teach science somewhere around the world, but for now she is on native soil gaining relevant research skills and expertise she can deploy later to teach more effectively.

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) offers opportunities to participate in energy-related research through three highly competitive internships and research fellowship programs managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), a United States Department of Energy institute managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). 

NETL, with three primary locations in Albany, OR, Morgantown, WV, and Pittsburgh, PA, is the only national laboratory owned and operated by the United States Department of Energy.  Its mission is to strengthen our nation's security, to improve our nation’s environment, and to advance energy options that fuel our nation’s economy.  To complement NETL’s mission, ORISE educational programs help to ensure that NETL has a robust supply of scientists and engineers to meet its future science and technology needs.


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