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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.
V. A. Nikolaev, I. Gorynin, N. N. Alekseenko, Am. Amaev
Item ID: 690051|ISBN: 978-0-89448-564-0
1997|1st Edition|282 pages
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This book describes the current state of knowledge about pressure vessel material selection, fabrication (including welding), the changes in properties in service, and response to high-temperature annealing. In contrast to the bad reports of inadequate attention to reactor safety in the former Soviet Union, this book shows that the question of pressure vessel performance has received proper attention, and a strong scientific base underlies the assessment of vessel life. This book should be read by reactor designers and operators and their scientific colleagues throughout the world.