Posted July 9, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Lisa Grovenstein, 404-894-8835
Grant to Support Nuclear Engineering Education
The Georgia Institute of Technology will receive $250,000, along with funding for two fellowships and three scholarships, from the U.S. Department of Energy. The grant is part of $18.2 million in funding targeted to educating the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers and to strengthen nuclear research and education capabilities at U.S. universities and colleges.
At Georgia Tech funding will be used for radiation detection and nuclear materials equipment to enhance nuclear education and research. Fellowship winners will receive $50,000 a year for three years to help pay for graduate studies and research, while each scholarship student will receive $5,000 to help cover the education costs for the coming year.