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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.
D. Murdoch et al.
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 54 | Number 1 | July 2008 | Pages 3-8
Technical Paper | Iter and Fusion | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST08-A1753
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One of the key activities on ITER during 2007 is a Design Review covering selected high priority areas of the project in which a significant number of features of the design with the potential to compromise the achievement of some objectives of ITER have been identified. These issues are being addressed by a number of focussed working groups to develop solutions for these issues which will enhance operating margins, reliability and availability, and ensure compliance with the French licensing framework. One of the working groups has been set up to investigate tritium-related issues. The principal design features which are being addressed by this group and the proposed resolutions of these issues are described in the paper.