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NPRE - Marvin E. Wyman Memorial Scholarship

Requirements and Description: 

MAKE A GIFT to support the
Marvin E. Wyman Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Marvin E. Wyman was one of the first two professors hired to build the nuclear engineering program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he had earned a master’s degree and a PhD in physics in 1943 and 1950, respectively. He taught briefly at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota (1949-1953), where he had earned his bachelor’s degree, and then worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory until 1958, when he was recruited to Illinois. Wyman was instrumental in overseeing the construction and use of the TRIGA nuclear reactor at Illinois. He also helped establish the university’s undergraduate and doctoral programs in nuclear engineering. He became chairman of the nuclear engineering program in 1965, and in 1975 he became assistant to the dean for long-range planning in the College of Engineering. In 1977, he became associate provost for research and sponsored programs at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He chaired the committee on research reactors for the National Research Council from 1965 to 1969. Wyman was a member of the American Nuclear Society, the American Physical Society, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Society for Engineering Education. He died Sept. 26, 1984.

The Marvin E. Wyman Memorial Scholarship was established in 1984.

Recipients: 

2018-19 - Alex Berowski, Andrew Ingram, Dylan Irlbeck