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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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First-Year Class Boasts Highest Percentage of Female Engineers - Hear from NC State's Nuclear Engineering Student Jasmin Alsaied

Released: November 26, 2014

NC State's 2014 first-year engineering class includes the highest percentage of female students in university history - nearly 25 percent - which is an increase from 18 percent five years ago and 14 percent 10 years ago.

In addition to having the most female students, the incoming first-year class is also the largest and most accomplished engineering class in NC State's …

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