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The inaugural SVB Elevator Pitch Competition debuted in Rudder Theater on Oct. 25, 2013. Out of 32 student-owned startups launching from Startup Aggieland and professionally coached for the competition, eight startups were selected to pitch on stage. Student entrepreneurs competed for a SVB-sponsore…


Texas A&M University, the Center for Large-Scale Scientific Simulations (CLASS), and the Institute for Scientific Computing (ISC) hosted a 3-day workshop on the Multiphysics Object-Oriented Simulation Environment (MOOSE). Derek Gaston, chief architect of MOOSE, taugh the workshop. Graduate stu…


Dr. Rita Bowser of Westinghouse Electric Company was hosted by the Department of Nuclear Engineering Oct. 28-30 as part of the Texas A&M ADVANCE Speaker Series. During her visit, she gave three seminars. The first was hosted by the Texas A&M Women in Nuclear chapter on Monday, Oct. 28. The…


In response to National Nuclear Science Week, two students, Lily Raabe and Kristina Yancey, of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M wrote the following, in hopes to share knowledge not commonly known to the general public about nuclear technology in our lives. Electricity has many…


There was plenty of enthusiasm at the recent “Careers in Energy” event hosted by AREVA Inc. North America and the Texas A&M University nuclear engineering department. The crowd of Aggie Nukes and engineers at the event included students from the Texas A&M American Nuclear Society (ANS) chapt…


Ryan Kelly, a Ph.D. candidate from Baltimore was recently awarded the Everitt P. Blizard Scholarship, sponsored by the American Nuclear Society (ANS). Kelly is currently pursuing a Ph.D. after completing his bachelor's degree in 2011 and his master's degree in 2013, all in nuclear engineering from …


Three graduate students of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, Lane Carasik, Michael Smith, and Lloyd Price were all awarded the Nuclear Energy University Programs' Fellowship. Winners will receive $50,000 a year over the next three years to help pay for graduate studies and research.  Lane Cara…


From July 7–12, 16 students from around the country came to Washington, D.C., to talk with politicians and policymakers about nuclear engineering education funding, energy policy, and other nuclear issues as part of the 2013 Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation (NESD). This year the delegation wa…


The radiation materials science group led by Dr. Lin Shao, associate professor of nuclear engineering, has made great progress toward understanding the fundamentals of defects in nuclear materials. By using molecular dynamics simulation and the supercomputer facility on campus, the team found a uni…


Three graduate students were honored at the Dwight Look College of Engineering Outstanding Engineering Student Awards banquet Sept. 19 at the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University campus. The Outstanding Graduate Student award recognizes master’s and doctoral students who have dem…


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. For the second year in a row, the Dwight Look College of Engineeri…


Dr. Pavel Tsvetkov participated in the IAEA Technical Meeting on Development of “Deep-Burn” Concepts using High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor (HTGR) coated Particle Fuel for Incineration of Nuclear Waste, Surplus Fissile Materials and Plutonium without Recourse to Multiple Processing on August 5-7, 2013.


The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University will be hosting a special screening of Pandora’s Promise, a groundbreaking documentary on nuclear power. The screening, which is open to the public, will take place Friday, Sept. 6, at 2:30 p.m. in Rudder Auditorium. Doors will open a…


The Nuclear Engineering Department at Texas A&M University sponsored 18 undergraduate students on a series of visits of two regional nuclear fuel cycle facilities and Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico from May 20th to the 24th.


This summer, 16 TAMU and 20 HEU students and faculty participated in a 17-day-long summer school in China.