Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE/MP Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program: Make a Difference Change the World!


Ms. Heidi Mahy Hamling


Pacific Northwest Laboratory


Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 3:30:00 PM


Boggs Building, Room 3-47


Dr. Nolan Hertel


The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP) is building the next generation of leaders for global nuclear security. During their year-long, salaried (plus benefits) positions, Fellows receive specialized training, career development, and professional networking, while directly supporting NNSA’s nuclear security mission. Fellows work alongside NNSA experts in hands-on policy or technical placements at NNSA locations nationwide. Fellows make powerful programmatic contributions that are shaping the technologies and decision making for nuclear materials detection and the security of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. Applicants must be U.S. citizens eligible for a high-level security clearance and be accepted into, enrolled in, or graduating from a master’s or Ph.D. program during the year of application. Typical policy candidate backgrounds include international relations, security or nonproliferation studies, political science, public administration, economics, and related fields. Typical technical candidate backgrounds include nuclear physics/engineering, chemical engineering, radiation health physics, radiochemistry, chemical sciences, and related fields. A combined policy and technical background is highly desirable. Knowledge of a foreign language is a plus. Students with backgrounds in safety and health, infrastructure and operations management, or finance/accounting are also encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through October 3rd for positions beginning the following summer. Visit http://ngfp.pnnl.gov to learn more and apply.


Ms. Hamling is a technical and policy analyst working primarily in the areas of nonproliferation and global security. Since joining Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in 2005, she has been engaged in a variety of technical and policy-related activities supporting nonproliferation. She currently manages NNSA’s Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP), a robust program designed to build future technical and policy leaders across the nonproliferation and nuclear security community. She also manages strategic trade control development with a number of international partners (primarily in SE Asia), focusing on development of infrastructure for strategic trade control enforcement, licensing, and industry outreach. Past activities include: developing an international forum for dialogue between technical experts and policy analysts in the U.S. and Southeast Asia regarding new and emergency security and nonproliferation concerns, leading the development of a PNNL Biosecurity initiative, and supports outreach and training activities related to leadership and development training in nonproliferation.


Refreshments will be served.