The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded 32 fellowships to graduate students
in engineering and science programs related to nuclear energy. Katherine Scott, an ME PhD student advised by Professor Laurence Jacobs
, was the sole student from Georgia Tech to be awarded a Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP)
Fellowship. As a Fellow, Scott will receive $50,000 a year over the next three years to help pay for her graduate studies and research, plus $5,000 toward a summer internship at a U.S. national laboratory or other approved facility to strengthen the ties between students and the Department’s nuclear energy research programs. Scott, who also received her BSME at the Woodruff School, will study the use of nonlinear ultrasonic techniques to track radiation damage in nuclear reactor pressure vessels.
Nuclear Energy University Program
Nuclear Energy University Program funds nuclear energy research and equipment upgrades at U.S. colleges and universities, and student educational support.
NEUP is helping the Department of Energy accomplish its mission of leading the nation's investment in the development and exploration of advanced nuclear science and technology.