[ RadSafe ] Nuclear Energy Advocates See Bright Future

Stabin, Michael michael.g.stabin at Vanderbilt.Edu
Tue Oct 11 06:00:53 CDT 2005

As a followup, we heard a nice lecture last night here at Vanderbilt by
J. W. Rogers, Jr. of Idaho National Laboratory on Generation IV reactor
designs. Here's a web site http://nuclear.inl.gov/gen4/   He focussed on
the VHTRs, which have interesting operating safety and waste
minimization features. They are envisioned to be used in hydrogen
production as well, for possible use as a replacement for gasoline in
autos, and other applications. Some good changes appear to be at hand. 

We are going to need a lot more trained nuclear engineers and health
physicists, though. I just got the announcement about next year's
Fellowship and Scholarship programs for nuclear engineering and health
physics. See www.musc.edu/specialprograms  The deadline for applications
is Jan 31, 2006. Graduate stipends pay $1700-2100/month plus all tuition
and fees. Vanderbilt has an active health physics program
(http://sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/physics/graduate/healthphysmasters) and
welcomes applications for graduate study.

Timbuk 3 sez....
"I study nuclear science, I love my classes
I got a crazy teacher, he wears dark glasses
Things are going great, and they're only getting better 
I'm doin' all right, getting good grades
The future's so bright I gotta wear shades"


Michael G. Stabin, PhD, CHP
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences 
Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences 
Vanderbilt University 
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232-2675 
Phone (615) 343-0068
Fax   (615) 322-3764
Pager (615) 835-5153
e-mail     michael.g.stabin at vanderbilt.edu 
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