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Commencement Information

The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering is celebrating the Inaugural Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist class of 2020. Below you will find a message from the Dean, the department’s pre-recorded recognition ceremony — featuring messages from the department head, student marshal, and faculty and recognition of all graduating undergraduate and graduate students — and more information about what it’s like to be a nuclear engineer.

Message from the Dean

Nuclear Engineering Recognition Ceremony

Check out what it’s like to be a Penn State Nuclear Engineer

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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 nuce.psu.edu.

Department of Nuclear Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6938