The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has awarded the Georgia Institute of Technology a $400k grant for graduate student fellowships. The grant supports education in nuclear science and engineering, to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials.
The Georgia Institute of Technology was one of 40 academic institutions to benefit from more than $15 million in grants recently awarded for scholarships, fellowships, and faculty development by the NRC through its Nuclear Education Program. Recipients include four-year universities and colleges, two-year trade schools and community colleges, and minority serving institutions.
The fellowship program awarded to the Georgia Institute of Technology will provide eight one-year fellowships covering up to the cost of tuition, mandatory student fees, books, supplies, and stipends for highly qualified students. The program will focus on the recruiting and retention of top nuclear engineering students who come to the Georgia Institute of Technology to obtain an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in nuclear engineering.
“The funding from NRC will be very important to our Nuclear Engineering Program,” said Dr. Samuel Graham, Eugene C. Gwaltney, Jr. School Chair of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. “We are excited to have the opportunity to recruit and support top graduate students who are pursuing their degrees in this field. Nuclear Engineering is important to the U.S. both as an energy source and for national security. The Woodruff School is looking forward to producing the engineers that will contribute to solving the challenges seen in this field.”
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