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Mentoring Program

The Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Penn State nuclear Engineering Society (PSNES) jointly sponsor the Nuclear Engineering Mentoring Program to facilitate the professional development of nuclear engineering students by providing guidance, counsel and networking opportunities. Mentors interact with their student mentees on a one-to-one basis using an agreed-upon method of communication.

In this program, students drive the interaction: they decide the objectives, select the mentor(s) they would like to contact, and initiate the connection. This connection could be a one-time contact or the beginning of a long-term mentoring relationship. It is up to the student and depends entirely on his or her needs.

Become a Mentor

The PSNES networking and mentoring program serves students a variety of ways, including mentorship, networking, resume reviews, internship application reviews, career path coaching, or on campus informational sessions. To volunteer your time, please submit your information to Lion Link. Created by the Penn State Alumni Association, this service helps create career connections among alumni and students.

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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