Bobbins Chosen as Knight of St. Pat
Shanna Bobbins, a senior in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, is among 10 Engineering at Illinois students chosen this year to be included in the prestigious Knights of St. Patrick.
Each year, the College honors 10-15 students who have demonstrated leadership, excellence in character, and exceptional contribution to the College and its students. The award is among the highest honors an Engineering at Illinois student can receive.
The American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Chapter at Illinois nominated Bobbins, a Bedford, New Hampshire, native, who is focusing her studies on nuclear power and safety.
Bobbins has been active within ANS, having served as secretary and external vice president of the organization. She has led several professional development and educational events for ANS, including a visit to the Missouri University of Science & Technology research reactor. Bobbins was instrumental in developing ANS exhibits for Engineering Open House, as well as outreach programs with the local Boy Scouts. Also this year, she has co-initiated a Women in Nuclear (WiN) chapter under the ANS umbrella.
ANS recognized Bobbins’ contributions by choosing her for the Spring 2016 Undergraduate Outstanding Service Award.
In addition to those activities, Bobbins has worked for Prof. David Ruzic as a teaching assistant in NPRE 101, Introduction to Energy Sources.