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April 8–10, 2021
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NC State celebrates 70 years of nuclear engineering education
An early picture of the research reactor building on the North Carolina State University campus. The Department of Nuclear Engineering is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its nuclear engineering curriculum in 2020–2021. Photo: North Carolina State University
The Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University has spent the 2020–2021 academic year celebrating the 70th anniversary of its becoming the first U.S. university to establish a nuclear engineering curriculum. It started in 1950, when Clifford Beck, then of Oak Ridge, Tenn., obtained support from NC State’s dean of engineering, Harold Lampe, to build the nation’s first university nuclear reactor and, in conjunction, establish an educational curriculum dedicated to nuclear engineering.
The department, host to the 2021 ANS Virtual Student Conference, scheduled for April 8–10, now features 23 tenure/tenure-track faculty and three research faculty members. “What a journey for the first nuclear engineering curriculum in the nation,” said Kostadin Ivanov, professor and department head.
Thursday, February 11, 2021|12:00–1:45PM (1:00–2:45PM EST)
George E. Manaskie
Thomas S. Dean
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Maintaining Worker Proficiency During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Gregory E. Kanda (Institute of Nuclear Power Operations)
Future of Training: Distance Learning and Cloud-Based Delivery
Gill R. Grady (GSE Systems), Bahram Meyssami (GSE Systems)
Introduction of European Nuclear Experimental Educational Platform (ENEEP)
Branislav Vrban (Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava), Szabolcs Czifrus (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Lubomir Sklenka (Czech Technical University in Prague), Vladimir Radulovic (Jozef Stefan Institute), Mario Villa (Technische Universität Wien - Atominstitut)
Lessons Learned from COVID-19 in Spanish Nuclear Fleet
Jose Delgado (Tecnatom USA)
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