Georgia Tech on November 1-2, 2012, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the School of Nuclear Engineering with a reunion that will feature a symposium titled ”The Future of Nuclear Energy” and a colloquium titled ”The History and Contributions of Nuclear Engineering at Georgia Tech.”
The keynote speaker for the symposium will be Dr. Peter Lyons, assistant secretary of Nuclear Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. The intent of the symposium is to bring together leading authorities from government, industry, research laboratories, and academia to address the future of nuclear energy. Sessions are planned on nuclear energy in the near term, closing the nuclear fuel cycle, and nuclear energy in the future.
The intent of the colloquium is to collect and document the history of nuclear engineering at Georgia Tech, and the contributions of Georgia Tech nuclear engineering alumni and faculty in those areas that have been part of nuclear engineering at Georgia Tech over the years, such as the physics and engineering of producing power from nuclear fission and nuclear fusion, and applications of that technology to health physics, radiological engineering, medical physics, nuclear security, and so forth.
Further announcements and information about the NE50 Celebration will be posted on the website of the Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Program in the George W. Woodruff School at Georgia Tech.
In order to collect the information necessary to plan the colloquium, it is requested that all alumni, former and present academic and research faculty members, post-docs, etc. of nuclear engineering at Georgia Tech fill out and submit a biographical form at this website. Organizers also ask that individuals forward information about the NE50 Celebration to any other Georgia Tech-NE alumni, former faculty, etc. with whom they are in contact.
Website for expressions of interest to receive further information and possible attendance.
Editor’s Note: The ANS Nuclear Cafe is pleased to note that part of the history of nuclear engineering at Georgia Tech includes the very successful 2011 ANS Student Conference, hosted by the vibrant ANS Student Section at Georgia Tech, as outlined in this preview article at the ANS Nuclear Cafe.