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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.
J. Kelly, M. Corradini, R. Budnitz, M. Pilch
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 168 | Number 2 | June 2011 | Pages 128-137
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE10-85
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High-performance computing (HPC) has been applied in many fields of science and engineering and has demonstrated major advantages in terms of improved understanding, reliability, and safety and reduced cost of deployed engineering systems. The U.S. Department of Energy is now embarking on major efforts to develop HPC simulation capabilities for broad application to nuclear energy systems. It is fully expected that these capabilities can be developed, but a question remains about how effectively these can be used in a regulated industry. This paper explores the role of modeling and simulation in the nuclear power industry from a historical perspective and posits insights from that experience to delineate essential attributes of future advanced modeling and simulation necessary to promote its widespread use (value proposition) and its acceptability to the nuclear industry and its regulator, such as the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (credibility), as well as to better inform the general public.