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Penn State Nuclear Engineering Society

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 department. The purpose of this society is to promote fellowship and communication among the alumni, faculty, and students to improve the department, the college, and the Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC).

Focus Areas

  • Support and advance the Department of Nuclear Engineering, RSEC, and student clubs
  • Connect students and alumni to engage in career development and mentoring

Current Initiatives

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with PSNES, please email one of the PSNES Officers.

PSNES Nuclear Sustainability Fund

In conjunction with the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering, PSNES has created this initiative for students by alumni.

The Nuclear Sustainability Fund helps expand and diversify the nuclear engineering student pool by providing opportunities for those across Pennsylvania who cannot afford or are unable to take classes full-time at University Park. These students provide a critical link in further developing disenfranchised communities, as their innovation will further propel advanced reactors to replace coal-burning power plants and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the commonwealth and beyond. Find out more about the fund and donate today.

Nuclear Engineering Mentoring Program

The PSNES mentoring program is aimed at helping students reach their professional goals in the field of nuclear technology. PSNES believes long-lasting mentor-mentee relationships start with networking. Students looking to establish a connection to a mentor or alumni willing to become a mentor to others can learn more here.

PSNES Podcast

PSNES is working to produce an episodic podcast series about PSNES, career development, and the nuclear industry. Download the latest episodes here or contact Matt Wargon at if you have an idea for future podcast content.


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How to Get Involved

To become a member, please complete the membership form online. All Penn State Nuclear Engineering graduates, and anyone who has completed at least one semester in the Penn State nuclear engineering program, can join, and there are no dues or fees.

Change Your Contact Information

If you are a PSNES member, you can update your preferred email contact address online.



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