DOE/FIU Science & Technology Workforce Development Program
 

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  • Bryant Pineda (Mechanical Engineering)

    Bryant Pineda (Mechanical Engineering)

    Bryant Pineda is pursuing a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Florida International University (FIU), where he is also engaged as a Graduate Research Assistant within the DOE Fellowship program […]

     
  • Carlos Rios (Mechanical Engineering)

    Carlos Rios (Mechanical Engineering)

    Carlos Rios graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in 2023 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science […]

     
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  • Carolyn Cooke (Chemistry)

    Carolyn Cooke (Chemistry)

    Carolyn Cooke graduated from Tennessee Technological University in spring 2023 with Bachelor of Science degrees in chemistry and environmental and sustainability studies. She is now a graduate student at Florida […]

     
  • Daniel Coelho (Electrical Engineering)

    Daniel Coelho (Electrical Engineering)

    Daniel Coelho holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering, both earned at Florida International University (FIU). He is now […]

     
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  • David Rojas (Mechanical Engineering)

    David Rojas (Mechanical Engineering)

    David Rojas is currently a senior undergraduate student pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Florida International University. As a Department of Energy (DOE) Fellow, David in collaboration […]

     
  • Fabiola Rivera-Noriega (Computer Science)

    Fabiola Rivera-Noriega (Computer Science)

    Fabiola Rivera-Noriega is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Computer Science at Florida International University (FIU), concurrently serving as a Department of Energy (DOE) Fellow at FIU’s Applied Research Center […]

     
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  • Melissa Dieguez (Biomedical Engineering)

    Melissa Dieguez (Biomedical Engineering)

    Melissa Dieguez is an undergraduate student at Florida International University (FIU) pursuing her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. She is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fellow at FIU’s Applied […]

     
  • Pedro Chaviano (Electrical Engineer)

    Pedro Chaviano (Electrical Engineer)

    Pedro Chaviano, a Florida International University (FIU) graduate student, possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a professional certificate in robotics, and is currently advancing his academic […]

     
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  • Reann Nicolas (Civil Engineering)

    Reann Nicolas (Civil Engineering)

    Reann Nicolas is an undergraduate student at Florida International University (FIU) pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Department of Energy (DOE) Fellow at FIU’s Applied Research […]

     
  • Theophile Pierre (Mechanical Engineering)

    Theophile Pierre (Mechanical Engineering)

    Theophile Pierre is an undergraduate student at Florida International University (FIU) pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a Department of Energy (DOE) Fellow at FIU’s Applied Research Center […]

     
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  • Valeria Ocampo (Biochemistry)

    Valeria Ocampo (Biochemistry)

    Valeria Ocampo is an undergraduate student at Florida International University (FIU) and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She is expected to graduate in spring 2026 and plans to […]

     
  • Victor Gonzalez (Mechanical Engineering)

    Victor Gonzalez (Mechanical Engineering)

    Victor Gonzalez is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and is expected to graduate in the Fall of 2024. Upon his graduation, he intends on going […]

     
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  • Alejandro De La Noval (Computer Science)

    Alejandro De La Noval (Computer Science)

    Alejandro De La Noval is a graduate student at Florida International University and a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fellow currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. […]

     
  • Aris Duani Rojas (Computer Science)

    Aris Duani Rojas (Computer Science)

    Aris Duani Rojas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Florida International University (FIU) in May 2022. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science focused […]

     
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  • Bryan Torres (Mechanical Engineering)

    Bryan Torres (Mechanical Engineering)

    Bryan Torres is an undergraduate student at Florida International University pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Department of Energy (DOE) Fellow. He is expected to graduate in […]

     
  • Carolina Trummer (Environmental Engineering)

    Carolina Trummer (Environmental Engineering)

    Carolina Trummer is an undergraduate student at Florida International University (FIU) pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering. Her areas of interest include environmental sustainability, bioremediation, sustainable infrastructure, and […]

     
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Message from Dr. Leonel Lagos, Program Director

Leonel E. Lagos, Program DirectorI wanted to let you know about an incredible opportunity made possible to FIU minority students thanks to the sponsorship and funding of the US Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM). In an effort to overcome the challenges of an aging workforce, DOE-EM is actively and aggressively targeting college students across the US to enter DOE’s workforce.
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Dr. Leonel Lagos' Bio
 

Testimonial

  • I am grateful to have been part of this program and the many values I learned throughout. Never will I forget my roots 🙂 You do an amazing job Dr. Leonel Lagos!!!

    Dania Castillo, (DOE Fellow – Class of 2012) now a Transportation Designer at HDR