[ RadSafe ] Nuclear Energy Advocates See Bright Future
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
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
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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