Students First: Nuclear Engineering at NC State

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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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NC State's Nuclear Engineering Wins Uranium Bowl

Released: March 27, 2015

Every year, NC State students in a Nuclear Nonproliferation Technology and Policy course apply their newly-acquired knowledge of physical security systems in the Uranium Bowl - a competitive, force-on-force table-top exercise (TTX) with University of Tennessee - Knoxville students. The objective of the attacking force is to steal …

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