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July 10th, 2010

DOE’s Nuclear Energy University program announces $18 million in scholarships and grants

Published on July 10th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org
North Carolina State University will use the NEUP grant to upgrade the power of the schools PULSTAR reactor (above). Credit: NCSU.

North Carolina State University will use a $1.38 million NEUP grant to upgrade the power of the school's PULSTAR reactor (above). Credit: NCSU.

There’s more than $18 million in new funding coming to students and U.S. university programs that are focusing on nuclear power education and research. The DOE’s Nuclear Energy University Program just announced the list of schools ($13.2 million) and scholars ($5 million).

Funding “to help educate the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers, and to strengthen nuclear research and education capabilities at U.S. universities and colleges” was offered by the NEUP back in March.

NEUP has a list of the new recipients (117 nuclear science and engineering students, and 39 universities and colleges) here (PDF).

Of the student awards, there are 85 scholarships to undergraduate students and 32 fellowships to graduate students. The one-year scholarships are worth $5,000; the fellowships are worth $50,000 a year over the next three years.

The university–college grants are to be used to upgrade research reactors and to provide new computers and instrumentation equipment.

 


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