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Deadline December 9, 2016
This program offers undergraduate scholarships, each for up to $10,000 per year for a two-year period.
This scholarship provides a springboard to a commercial or graduate path to work in the nuclear industry. Scholars are required to participate in Undergraduate Certificate coursework, where they learn about fundamental physics and operational response of reactor and plant systems, plant control, and nuclear safety.
In this scholarship program, scholars' experience goes beyond the classroom to expose them to the nuclear industry and to provide valuable experience in nuclear science and engineering. Scholars will learn about the industry trends, the development of cutting edge improvements, and research in nuclear science and engineering. Scholars earn more than a certificate---they become valuable and knowledgeable contributors to the nuclear industry.
To this end, and in addition to earning the Nuclear Engineering certificate, Pitt Nuclear Engineering Scholars will do two (2) things:
This will put scholars on a commercial or graduate studies path to better support the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities as leading contributors within the nuclear enterprise.
The two (2) facets of this program are outlined in what follows.
Annually, we will hold a Nuclear Engineering Industry Symposium for Pitt Nuclear Engineering Scholars. At this event, industry leaders will be engaged to address technological, techno-economic and operational issues that are vital to the nuclear enterprise. This will provide students with an understanding of key industry elements such as: technology application to enhance defense in depth; nuclear safety culture and human performance priorities necessary in operations; and realization of safety, productivity, efficiency and commercial viability in practice.
This event is intended to be interactive between scholars and industry participant. The Symposium will give scholars a more intimate and directed exposure to the nuclear industry, and will show scholars the opportunities in the nuclear enterprise.
This aims to help scholars gain valuable experience outside the classroom in nuclear related work experience, research experience, or international experience. This experience must be equivalent to at least one (1) semester of work, research, or international experience. These activities will not be prescribed on the scholar; rather, we will work with the scholar to find an experience that meets their career goals and aspirations. Here are some examples:
Pitt Nuclear Engineering Scholars selecting this option would be expected to have participated for at least one (1) semester in a co-op rotation or internship with an approved nuclear employer.
The Nuclear Engineering Scholarship recipients will be selected using the following criteria and requirements are: