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Plutonium Power

Sarah Hernandez

Physics doctoral student Sarah Hernandez won first place for best poster presentation at the American Nuclear Society’s Plutonium Futures-The Science 2014 conference. She presented research on the stabilization of delta phase plutonium by the element gallium. Hernandez enrolled in the physics Ph.D. program in 2010 with help from the UT Arlington Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to the Doctorate fellowship. The program provides up to $30,000 in annual stipends and intensive mentoring for two years.