Senior Emma Houston received the Student Service Award for January for activities that make her an outstanding ambassador for the department. The selection committee noted that Houston is always willing to help the department with any outreach initiatives or programming events.
“She shines as a leader for both the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the Women in Nuclear student organizations,” said the committee. “In addition to her grueling senior year course load, Emma has been instrumental in securing the proposal win for the 2023 ANS Student Conference at UT.”
Houston appreciates that the department always has so many opportunities to get involved, including talking to prospective students, which is something she enjoys.
“I’m glad both the American Nuclear Society and Women in Nuclear chapters participate in these outreach activities,” she said.
Additionally, Houston enjoyed playing a big role in bringing the ANS Student Conference to UT.
“Being a part of the team that won the bid to host the ANS 2023 Student Conference at the University of Tennessee has been one of the rewarding experiences during my time here,” she said.
Houston is thankful to the department for the opportunities to serve and for supporting the student organizations and she can’t wait to work with everyone to put on a great conference.