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Hines Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Nuclear Engineering Education

Wes Hines in his office.Nuclear Engineering Department Head Wes Hines was recently awarded the Arthur Holly Compton Award in Education at the American Nuclear Society’s (ANS) annual meeting in June. This lifetime achievement award is presented to recognize outstanding contributions to education in the field of nuclear science and/or engineering.

“The American Nuclear Society is proud to honor Wes Hines for his notable accomplishments and his leadership character at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville,” said the ANS Honors and Awards Committee. “He is a true role model to nuclear engineering students and is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of nuclear engineers.”

The award is given by the Education Training and Workforce Development Division (ETWDD) of ANS, which provides communication and information among the academic, industrial, and governmental communities on matters related to education and training in nuclear and radiological science, engineering, and technology.

“I’d like to especially thank the Education Training and Workforce Development Division for their role in acknowledging educational leaders,” said Hines. “It is a great honor to be recognized among other top nuclear educators who have changed the course of nuclear engineering education.”

Hines was the awards luncheon speaker at the ETWDD Conference on Nuclear Training and Education in January and will be the general chair of the next conference in 2021.