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North Carolina State University was home to the first university-based nuclear reactor for teaching and research. Today we're the lead university in the unique Department of Energy-funded CASL initiative, which uses advanced computer simulations to create safer, more cost-effective nuclear power plants.

Nuclear engineers are in high demand. Our graduates are employed by utility companies, government energy and defense agencies, national laboratories, nuclear plants and private companies. Our teaching and research address such diverse areas as consumer and industrial power, space exploration, medical therapy, safety and transportation.


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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director to Speak at NC State's Nuclear Engineering Distinguished Executive Lecture

Released: October 31, 2014

Dr. Thom Mason, laboratory director at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will be the 2014 NC State Department of Nuclear Engineering Distinguished Executive Lecturer.

Mason, who became Laboratory Director July 1, 2007, is an experimental condensed matter physicist whose primary research tool has been neutron scattering, supplemented by the use of X rays and transport and thermodynamic measurements. As …

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