The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has awarded UT three grants for student recruitment and faculty development.
UT was one of 33 academic institutions to receive funding from the NRC, which gave $15 million overall to encourage careers in nuclear and related fields. Recipients are to use the grants for scholarships, fellowships and faculty development.
UT was granted $450,000 for Faculty Development Program in Nuclear System Modeling and Simulation; $400,000 for Sustainable Pipeline of Educational Excellence for Nuclear Engineering Graduate Students; and $200,000 for Undergraduate Scholarships for Recruitment, Retention, and Success.
“This funding will continue to foster academic excellence and help us recruit the best and brightest to join UT’s department of nuclear engineering,” said Department Head Wes Hines. “Our program continues to attract the best faculty and students in part because of the support we are able to provide them.”
More than 5,200 students in 35 states and Puerto Rico have been recipients of the NRC program over its 10-year tenure. Through this program, NRC has funded multiple research and development, educational and training, and experiential learning projects to enhance academic excellence and to produce a skilled future workforce.