Equitable, and Impactful
Equitable, and Impactful
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students of today are the research experts of tomorrow. At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), we focus on collaborative research and STEM workforce development projects with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to provide sustainable solutions for long-term impact in support of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) efforts to diversify the future workforce.
Minority serving institution partnerships serve as a catalyst to advance science while also building our capacity to create collective impact in the work we do with communities that have historically been underserved. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) of people is critical to our nation’s future aspirations in scientific impact and is core to the We Culture at PNNL.
Minority Serving Institutions
We work with academic and industry partners to purposefully develop pathways for traditionally underrepresented and underserved populations in order to bring all voices and minds to the table. These efforts are critical to our national scientific efforts and the US competitive impact on STEM.
PNNL develops and sustains strategic partnerships with MSIs like the University of Texas at El Paso, California State University San Bernadino, and the University of Guam to accelerate our shared research efforts and champion STEM opportunities for faculty and students. Our current portfolio of opportunities include the DOE’s Visiting Faculty Program, and multiple internship opportunities such as our Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships, Community College Internships, and our Energy and Environment Diversity Internship Program, to name a few. We encourage you to review the complete list of opportunities.
Developing Partnerships with PNNL
Each institution has unique needs and we recognize that there are a variety of ways to launch new collaborations or partnerships. Whether your institution is pursuing support with Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW), Funding for Accelerated, Inclusive Research (FAIR), or another research or workforce development initiative: Our team is here to partner with you.
We are eager to leverage our research expertise and network of industry connections, access to our cutting-edge equipment and facilities, the capabilities of our Office of STEM Education , and our expertise of program models to accelerate MSI partners’ efforts in cutting-edge research and to equip and prepare the diverse STEM workforce our nation needs.
Ready to partner with PNNL? Fill out our contact form today!
PNNL and MSI Partnerships
PNNL has a strong record of partnering with MSIs for mutual benefit and amplified impact. These partnerships are built on a shared commitment to innovative research and aim at engaging students and faculty in meaningful, experiential learning, like our MSIPP-NNSA program. Here are a few ways we are working with MSIs on shared initiatives:
- Comprehensive STEM education & workforce development programs
- Research-based workshops and collaborations
- Accelerating diversity, equity, and inclusion goals through research networks