Students from Prairie View A&M University and Tennessee State University, both historically black institutions, spent two weeks this summer learning digital skills from U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory scientists.
The training included the fifth annual computational modeling workshop, funded through the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program.
The 29 undergraduates in the workshop were part of the NNSA Consortium for Materials and Energy Security, which aims to improve national security and train new technology experts.
The students participated in lectures, hands-on activities, and group projects, gaining experience in areas such as high-performance computing. They also worked with Linux and the VASP (Vienna Ab initio Simulation Package) program for atomic-scale materials modeling.
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