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Support our Mission

Students in the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering are world-class engineers in the making — but it takes a lot of hard work, to get them there. The Department makes it its mission to provide students with extraordinary opportunities, such as study abroad and other global experiences, research opportunities, and student societies.

It is a testament to Penn State’s excellence that students gain such rich experiences here, and the Department wants to see that tradition of excellence continue. But many of these experiences are cost-prohibitive to the students and, increasingly, our budgets are strained. Private support from our generous alumni and friends is more crucial than ever to the next generations of Penn State nuclear engineers.

Make a Gift

Visit Click on College of Engineering to expand the selections. Make your selection from the variety of funding opportunities listed, or select “other” and enter information on how you would like to direct your gift.

Some giving opportunities to consider:

  • Nuclear Engineering Alumni & Friends Fund: you gift will be directed to the greatest need
  • Nuclear Engineering Alumni Fund for Excellence: Modernizing facilities and student activity support
  • A specific scholarship or endowment
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The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. The department distinguishes itself from other programs with a strong focus on experimental research in power, science, security and safety. The actively growing department leads four educational programs for students pursuing a bachelor of science, a master of science, a master of engineering or a doctoral degree. The department also houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear reactor. The construction and operation of the reactor introduced nuclear engineering to Penn State, and, in doing so, harnessed research and educational opportunities as key strengths for the department. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Nuclear Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6938