ASME SERAD 2022 Undergraduate Student Safety Innovation Challenge Contest Winner

Elijah Rushing of the PRA Group was awarded the Undergraduate Student Winner prize of the ASME SERAD 2022 Student Safety Innovation Challenge based on the paper on the “Risk Integration and Comparison Safety Study Between Generation II Light Water Reactors and Generation IV Non-Light Water Reactors” developed and submitted under the supervision of Dr. Mihai A. Diaconeasa.

Annually, the Safety Engineering, Risk and Reliability Analysis Division (SERAD) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) hosts a challenge to undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers on Safety Engineering, Risk and Reliability Analysis topics, including papers already submitted to the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE). The papers are peer-reviewed by experts in these areas. The top winning papers in each of the undergraduate and graduate groups were presented at the 2022 SERAD Mini Symposium and honored at a SERAD Awards Banquet during the 2022 ASME IMECE conference. Recognitions also include plaques and cash honorariums for the winning student authors sponsored by FM Global.