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The Novel Mission

The mission of the NoVEL program is to prepare historically marginalized students from Norfolk State University, Virginia State University, and Elizabeth City State University for careers in STEM-related fields in industry, government, and academia by providing research opportunities through internships at students’ home institutions and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and structural mentoring support. We offer students:

  • Semesterly stipends
  • Guaranteed summer internships
  • Professional development workshop and activities