NC State Nuclear Engineering hosted the inaugural IAEA Lise Meitner Program Workshop

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) established the Lise Meitner Program (LMP), a new initiative to focus on the development of women’s technical and leadership skills. The inaugural partner, through the U.S. Department of Energy, is the United States. NC State University Department of Nuclear Engineering will be the first two week location.

The program’s namesake is Austrian-Swedish physicist Lise Meitner, who with her nephew Otto Robert Frisch, provided the theoretical explanation of nuclear fission.

Twelve early and mid-career participants from IAEA-member nations will engage with faculty, professional staff and postdoctoral research scholars on such topics as advanced water-cooled reactor physics and technology, probabilistic risk assessment, radiation detection & imaging technologies, machine learning and AI in nuclear energy, nuclear facility construction, and internet reactor laboratory. They will also interact with senior women leaders from the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Westinghouse, Idaho National Laboratory, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, and STG Energy. Site visits will include Duke Energy Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant and GE-Hitachi Fuel Fabrication Facility.

Tatjana Jevremovic, Team Lead, IAEA Water Cooled Reactor Technology Division
Lisa Marshall, Assistant Extension Professor and Director of Outreach, Retention & Engagement, NC State University Department of Nuclear Engineering