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Nuclear engineering seminar celebrates new book and honors late professor


The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering hosted a seminar on Oct. 31 to honor the legacy of Lawrence "Larry" Hochreiter, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering who died in 2008.

Nuclear engineering awarded grant to support early career faculty


The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) awarded Penn State's Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering a faculty development grant. The award was established to encourage careers and research in nuclear, mechanical and electrical engineering, health physics and related fields to prepare for future workforce needs in society.

Nuclear engineering department head contributes to international think tank


Jean Paul Allain, head of the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State, along with 42 other experts from various fields comprise a think tank launched by the Colombian government. The group will submit a report of their recommendations for Colombia's future development on Dec. 5.

Nuclear engineering professor to speak at Schlow Library


Arthur Motta, professor of nuclear engineering, is giving a talk at Schlow Library on Nov. 3.

Nuclear engineering alumnus to receive Alumni Fellow Award


The Penn State Alumni Association will honor 16 Penn Staters on Oct. 23 with the Alumni Fellow Award, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.

Nuclear engineering students recognized at annual conference


Members of the Penn State student chapter of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) won two awards at the institute's annual conference this past summer in Palm Desert, California.

Nuclear engineering graduate student selected to advocate in Washington, D.C.


Marc Wonders, a Penn State graduate student earning his doctorate in nuclear engineering, was one of 15 students from across the country who participated in the annual Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation (NESD) this summer.

Nuclear engineering department expands with new faculty member


Amanda Johnsen joined the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State as assistant professor on Aug. 15.

International leaders convene at Penn State to map future of nuclear power


To continually support the safety and efficiency of the world’s power supply, international leaders in nuclear safety and regulation convened at Penn State on July 1 to establish and guide an upcoming research project to be conducted in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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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

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