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Aerospace Nuclear Science & Technology
Organized to promote the advancement of knowledge in the use of nuclear science and technologies in the aerospace application. Specialized nuclear-based technologies and applications are needed to advance the state-of-the-art in aerospace design, engineering and operations to explore planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond, plus enhance the safety of air travel, especially high speed air travel. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to the creation of nuclear-based power and propulsion systems, multifunctional materials to protect humans and electronic components from atmospheric, space, and nuclear power system radiation, human factor strategies for the safety and reliable operation of nuclear power and propulsion plants by non-specialized personnel and more.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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NRC comments on NuScale’s draft application for SMR design
In a letter to NuScale Power, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission responded to the company’s draft standard design approval application (SDAA) for its small modular reactor design by identifying “several challenging and/or significant issues that could be focus areas for the SDAA acceptance and/or safety review.” The letter described the findings of the NRC’s preapplication readiness assessment and recommended NuScale’s “continued engagement” on a number of topics of concern before finalizing the SDAA.
The John Randall Memorial Scholarship was established by the Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division in November of 1993 for students pursuing graduate studies in the areas of science and engineering related to the nuclear fuel cycle and radioactive waste management.
In 2013, the award was renamed the Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division John Randall Scholarship.
Dr. John D. Randall (1932 – 1992) was born in Whittier, California. He received a Bachelor’s degree in engineering physics and a Master’s degree in engineering science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1955 and 1956, respectively. He received his doctorate in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University in 1965.
Dr. Randall was the Deputy Commissioner and the Executive Director of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Program for the state of New York. He was a former professor of nuclear engineering at Texas A&M, where he directed the Nuclear Science Center from 1958 to 1983.
He was a fellow of the American Nuclear Society and a recipient of the Society’s Exceptional Service Award. During 1991-1992, Dr. Randall served as national chairman of the Society’s Fuel Cycle & Waste Management Division and its Honors & Awards Committee. He was also a member of the Health Physics Society.
Dr. Randall passed on December 10, 1992, at 60 years of age.
Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division (FCWMD)
A selection committee will be established by the Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division
Graduate (Masters or Ph.D.)
1 awarded annually @ $5,000/each
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