Rensselaer Students Receive U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Awards

by Torie Wells on March 5, 2019

More than a dozen Rensselaer undergraduate students, from the Nuclear Engineering Program, recently received $7,000 annual scholarship awards funded by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in recognition of their educational excellence. Li (Emily) Liu, associate professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering at Rensselaer, said the 18 awards are part of a continuous effort by the NRC to support undergraduate, graduate and faculty development. Since 2008, she said, approximately $4 million in award funds have been given to Rensselaer students and faculty. She said that these scholarships have been instrumental in recruiting and retaining top scholars.