A new summer institute on energy in Livermore Published: February 10, 2011 By: Dick Cortén Sandia’s Summer Institute: Technology and Policy Tools for Energy in an Uncertain World is a new cross-discipline week-long research program for top graduate students from the nation’s premier universities. Twenty select graduate students will collaborate in small teams, working side-by-side with leading scientists from Sandia. Participants will develop new career skills by solving challenging problems in a fast-paced, collegial work environment. The institute takes place August 7 to 12, 2011 at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore. The institute addresses technical topics of national interest through hands-on projects using world-class facilities and is led by top scientists and engineers. It also offers networking opportunities with the best and brightest scientists and students in the nation. Students will have the opportunity to select from the following technical focus areas: Uncertainty Quantification in Predictive Simulation – Focus on a Chemical Systems. Measurement uncertainty with Imaging Detectors – Focus on Optical Engine Diagnostics Measurement of Uncertainty in Biological systems – Focus on Biomass-to-Biofuels Processes Managing Uncertainty in Policy Decisions – Focus on EV Adoption Drivers Requirements: GPA 3.2/4.0 undergrad, 3.5/4.0 graduate or equivalent; current full-time graduate student More information is available on the Sandia website. Applications are due March 15, 2011.