Reignited passion for nuclear engineering

In 2011, after a less than stellar performance as a nuclear engineering undergraduate student, Tim Kiefer left NCSU and joined the Navy. He served for eight years, eventually placed on a counterproliferation team where he rediscovered his enthusiasm for the nuclear field. He soon left the Navy determined to finish his degree.

Upon his return to NCSU, he has not only earned Dean’s List every semester but also been active in undergraduate research while still serving as a Navy reservist. Recently Tim was selected to receive a Rickover Fellowship, a highly competitive national fellowship that will fully support him as he pursues his PhD.

Read more of Tim’s story here.