The Fall semester is in full swing, and we have much to share –
- We welcome 4 new tenure/tenure-track faculty members, increasing our total to 27.
- The PULSTAR research reactor celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
- Partnerships with GE-Hitachi, BWXT, X-Energy, and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Microreactor Applications Research Validation and Evaluation (MARVEL) are key to advanced reactor technologies and our push to clean, reliable, and affordable energy.
- “Engineering North Carolina’s Future”, a state legislative initiative, will provide NC State University with $20 million over the next two years to hire additional faculty and staff and $30 million for facility upgrades, with the aim of supporting a growth of 4000 students in engineering and computer science.
- The Inflation Reduction Act, the Energy Solutions for North Carolina (signed House Bill 951), and the Duke Energy announcement positions our department as leaders of the Pack for advanced reactor technology.
- The Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act of 2022 (the “CHIPS Act”) “promotes higher education programs for nuclear science and engineering, invests in human capital for nuclear, provides funding for advanced nuclear activities, and allows for governmental and Native American Tribal entities, universities, and others involved in the nuclear supply chain to be eligible for the provided funding for such programs”.
NC State Nuclear Engineering continues to grow, lead, and partner – we are ushering in a new and exciting tomorrow.
Please enjoy our Fall 2022 newsletter.