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Bachmann Receives Women in Nuclear’s Top Regional Honor

Amanda Bachmann is presented the US Women in Nuclear Region II Leadership Award

Amy Hill, Duke Energy and Region II Representative (left), and Mechelle Stanton, Institute of Nuclear Power Operators (right), presents Amanda Bachmann (center) with the US Women in Nuclear Region II Leadership Award.

Nuclear Engineering senior Amanda Bachmann won the Women in Nuclear Region II Leadership Award at the US Women in Nuclear Region II Conference held in Oak Ridge, April 10–12, topping two finalists in the professional sector. Each year, the Region II Leadership award is given to one person in the region, which includes nine states in the southeast as well as Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

As president of the UT Women in Nuclear chapter, Bachmann was also instrumental in organizing the event along with her other chapter members.

I have been working so hard these last few years to do meaningful events and activities with our WIN chapter on campus, including planning events with other chapters to facilitate networking. To receive this award just meant to me that other people have recognized how hard I have worked and that they appreciate it. I really couldn’t ask for anything more.”

—Amanda Bachmann

Assistant Professor Jamie Coble was one of four people who nominated Bachmann for the award.

“We are incredibly fortunate that Amanda Bachmann chose to come to UTNE for her undergraduate studies,” said Coble. “I have had the great pleasure of knowing her over the last four years, and she has never failed to impress me and everyone she interacts with. Amanda embodies the best of our nuclear community: she is an outstanding student, researcher, and community volunteer. I cannot think of a more deserving honoree for the WIN Region II Leadership Award, and I am so glad that Amanda has been recognized for tireless commitment to WIN and to the larger nuclear community.”

Group at Women in Nuclear Region II Conference

Some of the UT students, faculty, and staff who attended the conference: (left to right) Jillian Newmyer, Kyle Anderson, Amanda Bachmann, Professor Jamie Coble, Xena McDonald, Anne Marie Coleman, Mairead Montague, Katelyn Bennett, Andrew Volovitskiy, and Advisor Amanda Lovelace.

Bachmann noted that the Oak Ridge chapter of US WIN also helped provide a meaningful and impactful conference—everyone left the event having learned something new.

The UT WIN chapter is part of the US WIN organization. Membership includes more than 65 chapters with individual members across the United States with both national and regional conferences. Its strategic objectives include driving a culture in nuclear energy and technology in which women and men succeed, creating professional development and networking opportunities for career advancement, and enhancing understanding and awareness of the value of nuclear energy and technology.