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Our graduate program is No. 2 among public institutions (U.S. News & World Report, 2023).

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Recent News

Nuclear engineering researcher Dr. Karen Kirkland is developing cost-saving methods for nuclear microreactor physical protection systems, thanks to a Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program grant.

Congress confirmed President Joe Biden’s appointment of Dr. Marvin L. Adams to deputy administrator for defense programs within the Department of Energy. Adams will oversee federal programs that ensure the safety, security and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.

A team of researchers has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office to investigate additively manufactured, ultra-high-temperature ceramics as construction materials for heat exchangers in concentrating solar power systems.


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#2 among public institution graduate programs
272 enrolled undergraduate students
128 enrolled graduate students