The Penn State Nuclear Engineering Society (PSNES) is a group of Penn State nuclear engineering alumni as well as other Penn State alumni and friends of the nuclear engineering program like Radiation Science and Engineering Center staff and current and prior NucE faculty. The purpose of this society is to promote fellowship and communication among the alumni, faculty and students of the Nuclear Engineering program in order to work for the improvement of the program, the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering and the College of Engineering.
PSNES will hold it's annual meeting on April 13, 2013 from 9:00am - 11:00am in 125 Reber Building on the Pennsylvania State University campus.
PSNES is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of society officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and 6-9 At Large board members. The chair of the Nuclear Engineering program, a nuclear engineering faculty member, and the director of the Radiation Science and Engineering Center also serve on the Board of Directors. In addition to the Board of Directors, there are more than 300 members.
All members are encouraged to participate in the Board of Directors' meetings via teleconference and at the annual on-site meeting.
In 2010, the PSNES initiated the Nuclear Engineering Networking and Mentoring Program aimed at helping students reach their professional goals in the field of nuclear engineering. In this student-driven program, the students drive the interaction: they decide the objectives, select the alumnus/alumna they would like to contact, and initaiate the connection. This could be a one-time contact to get a specific question answered or the beginning of a long-term mentoring relationship. It is up to the student and depends entirely upon his or her needs.
How you can get involved: PSNES is always looking for more volunteers to mentor and network. A diverse group of volunteers provides students with a better chance of getting the information or connection they need. To add your name to the mentor pool, send a recent resume with preferred contact information and short biographical statement to the PSNES president.
If you are a student in search of a mentor: visit the PSNES group on the ANGEL course management system (located under Committee/Task Force). In the Mentoring folder, you'll find a list of available mentor resumes. Once you find a mentor or mentors you would like to contact, reach out to them using the contact information provided in the resume.
A committee of Nuclear Engineering alumni, program faculty and current students are currently developing a time capsule for display in the department.
How you can get involved: Find out more information on the Time Capsule project.
The PSNES sponsors an undergraduate student award recognizing a nuclear engineering student for outstanding leadership and service. Learn more about this award.
Save the Date: April 13th, 2013 at Penn State to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Penn State Nuclear Engineering Society in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. An agenda and program will be developed and issue in early March.
To become a member, please complete the membership form online. All graduates of the Penn State Nuclear Engineering program can join, and there are no dues or fees.
Penn State graduates who are not nuclear engineering graduates but desire to become a member of PSNES can do so by either self-nomination or by nomination by a member. When appropriate, the Board of Directors may designate non-alumni as Honorary Members in recognition of acknowledged eminence in some area of engineering or who have rendered outstanding service to the Nuclear Engineering program.
If you are a PSNES member, you can update your preferred e-mail contact address online. To update your personal information such as mailing address, phone number or place of employment, contact MNE staff member Victoria Fryer at 814-865-0058 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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