Nuclear Engineering Undergraduate Research Program
About the Program:† Through the REU in Nuclear Engineering, undergraduate students gain insight into nuclear science fundamentals. Projects involve the PULSTAR research reactor, radiation detection facilities and plasma engineering devices.† A combination of lectures, guest speakers, labs, group projects, and field trips assist students in answering such questions as
∑ How can we develop energy sources for deep space missions?
∑ How can we detect very low concentrations of pollutants in the environment?
∑ How are nuclear methods revolutionizing medical diagnostics and treatment?
∑ How can we develop, modify and enhance materials using plasma techniques?
Program Activities:† The initial appointment for this program is two months in the summer.† A third month extension is possible, depending on the studentís performance and the willingness of the mentor to support.
Most of our outstanding students have participated in this program. And many of our current graduate students state that their bright future started as undergraduates, participating in this undergraduate summer research.
Other Information: The program is open to students majoring in nuclear engineering. Application announcements are made in April. Appointments begin June 1.
For more information:
Dr. Mohamed A. Bourham
Professor and Undergraduate Administrator
Phone: (919) 515-7662
Mrs. Lisa M. Marshall
Director of Outreach Programs
Phone:† (919) 515-5876
Department of Nuclear Engineering
NC State Box 7909
Fax: ††††† (919) 515-5115