OSU Awarded $1.2 Million for Nuclear Program

May 9th, 2012

Today the U.S. Department of Energy gave 143 monetary awards for a total of $47 million, including $1.2 million to Oregon State! This money comes from the federal government’s Nuclear Energy University Program. Here is the breakdown of what the funding will go to:


  • $871,119 for experiments to enhance he safety and efficiency of small modular reactors
  • $245, 402 for laboratory and equipment upgrades
  • $45,000 in scholarships for students seeking a nuclear-related degree

OSU’s Nuclear Engineering & Radiation Health Physics is a rapidly growing program and was the first in the nation to offer a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering. Today, it is on of the top programs in the nation. With the program’s newly accredited graduate medical physics program, OSU is one of only 26 universities and the only in the Northwest with an accredited medical physics program.

Congratulations and Go Beavs!


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