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YAKIMA — The world needs nuclear power. That’s what Alan Waltar, a nuclear engineer with decades of experience at Hanford and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, told the Yakima Rotary Club on Thursday. Despite safety fears raised by 2011’s post-tsunami meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, and the ong…


Department of Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Security Science & Policy Institute faculty members Dr. William Charlton, Dr. Sunil Chirayath, and Dr. Craig Marianno conducted a two-and-a-half day workshop on nuclear security at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IIT-K), which was joint…


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our esteemed colleague and distinguished faculty member of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Emeritus Professor Ron Hart. Please share your "Ron Hart" memory, to help lighten the heart of his family in this difficult time, either by visit…


The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M co-sponsored two students to attend the WiN national conference held in Boston from July 27 to July 30.   Morgan Munera, (pictured right) a junior undergraduate student studying radiological health engineering, is the president of the Women …


Texas A&M Engineering ranked eighth among engineering schools at public institutions offering a doctorate, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of the country’s undergraduate universities and programs. The Dwight Look College of Engineering maintained its ranking of 15t…


The Department of Nuclear Engineering would like to congratulate the following students on their recent scholarship awards from the American Nuclear Society.  Chloe Scroggins, the 2013/2014 ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship award Mallory Carson, the ANS Undergraduate Scholarship award Ryan Kell…


Dr. Sunil Chirayath, associate director of the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI), traveled to Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia to speak as part of the Workshop on the Enhancement of Nuclear Engineering Curriculum with Nuclear Security Subjects. The workshop …


This summer, the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) hosted the first part of the 2014 Nuclear Security Training Series (NSTS), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS). The program was coordinated by NSSPI faculty member Dr. Sunil Chirayat…


Marlene Bencomo, an incoming Ph.D student working with Dr. Sunil Chirayath, was recently awarded the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Bridge to the Doctorate fellowship. The program is a partnership between the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, C…


The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted 143 prospective students on campus during two camps held in July. Seventy-five rising juniors and seniors participated in the Women Explore Engineering (WEE) camp and an additional 68 students from 12 Texas high schools parti…


Cameron Crawford, a sophomore in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named the recipient of the Texas Armed Services Scholarship from House District 2. The scholarship, which covers up to $10,000 per year of college tuition, encourages academic development and…


Students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University won first place at the Canberra University Video Challenge. Their video highlights examples of students using Canberra products in their classes and research in radiation detection. A variety of products are shown as stu…


Two Texas A&M nuclear engineering graduate students won awards at ICONE-22 in Prague, Czech Republic. Timothy Crook and Saya Lee attended the 22nd International Conference on Nuclear Energy July 7-11, where they were awarded the "Best Student Paper- North America," representing two of the select…


Friends of Dr. Ron Hart,   This past spring Dr. Hart was found to have cancer. After brain surgery and radiation, Dr. Hart is resting at home in College Station.   Communications sent here will be forwarded.


In July, NSSPI graduated its first class of students in the Summer Certificate in Nuclear Security Program. Sponsored by the US State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS), the certificate program is an eight-week intensive course designed to produce nuclear professionals who will lead…