Piplines through AFRL

AFRL Scholars have used their internships with the Air Force Research Laboratory to jumpstart their careers. Several alumni have been selected for prestigious scholarships and fellowships, and even more are now employed in STEM industry, DoD/government agencies, and academia.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Congratulations to the AFRL Scholars who have been awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships. To learn more about NDSEG, please visit their website.

Omar Abu Dayyeh

John Alred

Melanie Anderson

Miles Bengtson

Rafal Dziedzic

Gunner Fritsch

Andrew Harris

Erika Hill

Jacob Hines

Andrew Licini

Timothy Murphy

Shaylah Mutschler

Nils Otterstrom

Nathan Pehrson

Shahzad Virani

Congratulations to the AFRL Scholars who have been awarded Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarships. To learn more about SMART, please visit their website.

Nathan Anthony

Matthias Banet

Zachary Bell

Sarah Lewers

William Monzel

Joseph Neiger

Emily Nystrom

Nathan Pehrson

Monique Scales


Congratulations to the AFRL Scholars who have been selected for the PALACE Acquire (PAQ) program. To learn more about PAQ, please visit the Air Force Civilian Service website.

Haley Dorn

Michael Haway

Jeremiah Russell

Jessica Thompson


Congratulations to the AFRL Scholars who have been awarded fellowships through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). To learn more about NSF GRFP, visit their website.

Marie Armbruster

Jared Canright

Abram Diaz-Strandberg

Nils Otterstrom



Congratulations to the AFRL Scholars who have found employment! Scholars Program alumni have been hired by the following STEM industry and DoD/government agencies:

3M Technologies
Aegis Technologies
Aerospace Corporation
Air Force Civilian Service (AFCS)
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC)
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Multiple Directorates
Alion Science and Technology
Appian Corporation
Applied Technology Associates (ATA-Aerospace)
Army Research Laboratory
BAE Systems, Inc.
Ball Aerospace
Boeing Company
Carnegie Mellon University
Ceres Technologies, Inc.
COLSA Corporation
Computational Physics, Inc.
Corning, Inc.
Corvid Technologies
Cubic Corporation
CU Aerospace
Enterprise Data Solutions, Inc.
Epic Systems
ERC Incorporated
Focused Support
General Dynamics Corporation
General Electric
Harris Corporation
innoBright Technologies
Innovative Defense Technologies
Inspire Medical Systems
Institute for Defense Analyses
J&P Innovations
Kaiser Aluminum
Ke’aki Technologies
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM)

L-3 Communications
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LoadPath, LLC
Lockheed Martin
Millennium Space Systems
MITRE Corporation
Montreal Institute of Learning Algorithms
National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Multiple Centers
National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)
Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
NRC Research Associateship Programs
Northrop Grumman
Oakman Aerospace, Inc.
Parsons Corporation
Peacock Law PC
Pennsylvania State University
Planetary Science Institute
Raytheon Missile Systems
RMKM Architecture
Robotic Research LLC
SAIC, Inc.
Sandia National Laboratories
Sierra Nevada Corporation
SigmaTEK Systems, LLC
Simulations Plus, Inc.
Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic
Space Dynamics Laboratory
Space Systems Loral
TOK American
United States Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center
University of New Mexico COSMIAC
University of Notre Dame
Warner Brothers

If you have been hired in STEM industry, DoD, or other government agencies but don’t see your place of employment here, please let us know!
We would love to include you! afrlscholars@epo.usra.edu