February 18, 2013
Penn State's online graduate engineering program was among the top online education programs in a survey released by U.S. News & World Report on Jan. 15.
June 28, 2012
Dr. Arthur Motta, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Chair of the Nuclear Engineering program, has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD) of the American Nuclear Society (ANS).
May 03, 2012
Three nuclear engineering student capstone teams were recognized with the inaugural Chair Awards for Best Capstone Design Project in Nuclear Engineering.
May 01, 2012
Dr. George R. Imel, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Idaho State University, was recently honored as an Outstanding Engineering Alumnus in the Penn State College of Engineering.
April 06, 2012
On Monday, March 19, Penn State’s chapter of Alpha Nu Sigma, the honor society for nuclear engineering and science, held an induction ceremony at the Atherton Hotel for new members.
December 02, 2011
Adam Crimboli and Keegan Behm have been recognized for their outstanding work in the Nuclear Engineering program.
November 22, 2011
Joe Zerr, a nuclear engineering student pursuing a Ph.D. degree, received the Mark Mills Award from the American Nuclear Society (ANS) for a paper titled, “Solution of the Within-Group Multidimensional Discrete Ordinates Transport Equations on Massively Parallel Architectures.”
October 26, 2011
An article in the journal Nature discusses the benefits and drawbacks of online programs in higher education, particularly graduate programs in the sciences. Dr. Arthur Motta, Chair of Nuclear Engineering, is quoted.
September 19, 2011
Three nuclear engineering students have received scholarships from the American Nuclear Society (ANS): Nicholas S. Plate, Keegan T. Behm and Simon R. Bolding.
September 08, 2011
Penn State has received a $2.6 million contract from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create a nuclear security education program as part of the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration Global Threat Reduction Initiative.
August 24, 2011
The second annual Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows (TWFP) Program concluded earlier this month with a visit to the Westinghouse headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pa., where program participants presented the results of their summer research projects to Westinghouse executives.
August 12, 2011
One current student and one former student at Penn State have won awards in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Awards competition.
July 18, 2011
At its meeting July 15, Penn State's Board of Trustees approved plans to renovate 8,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space on two stories of the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor Building on Penn State's University Park campus, at a cost of $3.6 million.
July 18, 2011
Candace Davison, Research and Education Specialist and Supervisor of Reactor Operations at the Penn State Radiation Science & Engineering Center, was recognized by American Nuclear Society (ANS) president Joe Colvin for her leadership role as chair of the ANS Public Information Committee.
May 13, 2011
Penn State's Engineering Library helped with the recent nuclear crisis in Japan by supplying information on the Three Mile Island (TMI-2) cleanup to U.S. engineering firms who are working with Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) and the Toshiba Corporation.
May 05, 2011
Graduate student Cem Topbasi was awarded second place in a Graduate Student Poster Competition held in April, and three awards were earned by Penn Staters at the recent American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Conference.
April 29, 2011
Dr. Jerome E. Gormley, graduate of the Penn State Nuclear Engineering program, was recently honored as an Outstanding Engineering Alumnus in the College of Engineering.
April 04, 2011
On Thursday, March 24, Chair of Nuclear Engineering Dr. Arthur Motta was featured on a panel of Penn State experts discussing the current Japanese nuclear crisis and the future of nuclear energy on WPSU-TV.
March 18, 2011
Graduate student Cem Topbasi recently earned an Outstanding Talk award for his presentation at The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) 2011 Annual Meeting and Exhibition.
March 17, 2011
Dr. Arthur Motta, Chair of the Nuclear Engineering program, was interviewed by WPSU’s Emily Reddy about the nuclear events currently unfolding in Japan. In the interview, the Japanese nuclear events are compared with what happened thirty-two years ago at Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, Pa. Also, read Dr. Motta's summary of the unfolding events in Japan.
December 07, 2010
Two awards in nuclear engineering have been granted to outstanding students in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering’s (MNE) Nuclear Engineering program.
October 14, 2010
Dr. Arthur Motta, Chair of Nuclear Engineering and Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, will participate in the Schreyer Honors College's second annual Oxford Debate on Monday, October 18, at 8 p.m. in the HUB Auditorium. Teams will debate the viability of nuclear power as an alternative energy source.
September 20, 2010
Five MNE students have been awarded with American Nuclear Society (ANS) scholarships: Jacob Planinsek, James Spring, Mohan Yadav, Sarah Bender and Matthew Ellis.
August 18, 2010
On Wednesday, August 4, participants in the Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program in nuclear engineering traveled to Westinghouse headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pa., for the first annual Penn State – Toshiba-Westinghouse Day.
July 13, 2010
The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Arthur Motta, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, has accepted the position of Chair of Penn State’s Nuclear Engineering program, effective July 7, 2010.
May 26, 2010
Dr. Arthur Motta, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, has been awarded $807,613 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) to fund research on the irradiation behavior of zirconium carbide.
May 05, 2010
On Monday, April 26, the Penn State Nuclear Engineering Society (PSNES) hosted a Nuclear Engineering Alumni and Friends Reception and Dinner at the Nittany Lion Inn.
May 04, 2010
Penn State alumnus James J. Bolon was presented with a 2010 Outstanding Engineering Alumni (OEA) Award on April 29 from the College of Engineering.
April 20, 2010
Seven students have been accepted to participate in the inaugural Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering’s Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program, a ten-week paid summer program for students with an interest in the nuclear field.
April 19, 2010
The 2010 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Conference, held from April 8-11 at the University of Michigan, was attended by 25 Penn State nuclear engineering students, including both undergrads and graduate students.
April 08, 2010
Two Penn State graduate students in nuclear engineering, David Colameco and Adrien Couet, have been selected as Toshiba-Westinghouse Graduate Fellows.
October 07, 2009
Tom Ridge, former secretary of homeland security and governor of Pennsylvania, will give the keynote address at the nuclear energy symposium Oct. 15-16 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College.
September 22, 2009
A total of six students in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering were recently awarded scholarships from the American Nuclear Society (ANS).
September 11, 2009
The Department hosted an orientation and welcome picnic for new undergraduate students in the Mechanical Engineering Program on Sunday, August 23.
July 14, 2009
Shadi Ghrayeb, a nuclear engineering graduate student, was selected to receive a fellowship award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s office of Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP).
July 13, 2009
Kimberly Colas, a graduate researcher and lecturer in the Nuclear Engineering program, received a Fem’energia award, sponsored by the EDF Group – a European energy leader with a growing presence in the gas industry – and Women in Nuclear (WiN) France.
July 07, 2009
Sarah Bender, a graduate student in the Nuclear Engineering program, has completed a summer course on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards and security. The course, created by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), was hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York.
July 06, 2009
Emily Stumbris, a senior in the Department’s Nuclear Engineering program, has received a scholarship from the U.S. Department of Energy’s office of Nuclear Engineering University Programs.
April 29, 2009
Eileen Supko, a 1985 graduate of Penn State’s Nuclear Engineering program, received a 2009 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award on April 27, 2009, from the Penn State College of Engineering.
March 05, 2009
The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering held its inaugural meeting of the Penn State Nuclear Power Advisory Board (NPAB). NPAB has been formed to provide an open and direct line of communication between Penn State and the nuclear power industry and government agencies.
January 05, 2009
The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering recently celebrated the retirement of Dr. John Mahaffy, Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering.
October 24, 2008
The Penn State Nuclear Engineering Society (PSNES) recently announced that seniors Jennifer Jarvis and Stephanie Zwolinski, both dual mechanical and nuclear engineering majors, will be the first annual winners of the Nuclear Engineering Awards.
September 26, 2008
Several nuclear engineering graduate students and recent graduates from the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering were recognized at an international conference earlier this month in Switzerland.
September 26, 2008
Six Penn State nuclear engineering students received scholarship awards from the American Nuclear Society (ANS) this semester.
September 05, 2008
Lawrence Edward Hochreiter, 67, professor of nuclear and mechanical engineering at Penn State, died Sept. 3, 2008, in State College, Pa., from a heart attack.
September 02, 2008
Classes resumed for the Fall 2008 academic session at Penn State on Monday, August 25. The mechanical engineering program welcomed 279 new undergraduates and 69 new graduate students. The nuclear engineering program welcomed 40 new undergraduates and 7 new graduate students.
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