Public Outreach & Engagement

This project would not be possible without the input and collaboration from our University partners and Champaign-Urbana neighbors. The microreactor is not only meant to progress clean energy technology, but to also bolster and support the local community and University. To become involved with the licensing process, attend one of our monthly public meetings listed below where we discuss different aspects of the project and answer questions from attendees. To find out more information about the project and licensing process, send us the form below or view one of our older public informational pieces.

Public Meetings Schedule

All public meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 11 A.M. in 101A Talbot Laboratory, 104 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL, 61801. We encourage community members to attend and bring questions!

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Microreactor Project Calendar

Previous Informational Pieces

View several of our previous public engagement pieces and media below. Note that some of the information presented may be out of date or updated since their release. For the most accurate and current information, view the Our Mission and Licensing Engagement pages.

U of I looking to bring nuclear microreactor back to campus

In February 2023, Professor Caleb Brooks was interviewed about the Microreactor Demonstration Project by WCIA News. Read the project feature and hear the interview through WCIA below.

WCIA Story

Brooks Radio Interview, WEFT 90.1 FM

In April 2022, Professor Caleb Brooks was interviewed by Champaign community radio station WEFT 90.1 FM. Hear them discuss the project and the role it is expected to play on campus below.

Interview audio file:

Atomic Show Podcast

In November 2020, Illinois Professors Caleb Brooks & Katy Huff and Mark Mitchell of USNC spoke to Rod Adams on the Atomic Show podcast. Hear them discuss the project's research and education goals and learn about the licensing framework we are pursuing.

Reddit AMA with Students & Stakeholders

In September 2020, the microreactor project team hosted a Reddit AMA on r/UIUC to field questions from people interested in the project. You can read the full archived AMA below.

Project AMA

iSEE Campus & Community Forum

In September 2020, the Illinois Institute for Sustainability, Energy, & Environment held an online forum with campus and community members to discuss the role of nuclear energy in achieving campus carbon neutrality. View the full video through the button below, or visit iSEE's profile on YouTube.

iSEE Nuclear Forum 2020

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