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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 aims to enrich every student with opportunities to participate in study-abroad and other global programs, leading-edge research, and engineering student societies and high-level organizations.

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. You can contribute to this tradition and help make our students’ time at Penn State enlightening and rewarding. Private support from our generous alumni and friends enables Penn State nuclear engineers to discover their future — so they can make an impact on all of ours.

Make a Gift

Give now. Make your selection from the 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: your 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 with a strong focus on experimental research. 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 Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC) facilities, including the Breazeale Reactor, are available to nuclear engineering faculty and students at Penn State for research and instruction. RSEC houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear research reactor. Having access to an operating research reactor is a key strength for the department and enables Penn State to harness research and educational opportunities that are unique in the United States. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Nuclear Engineering

206 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6222