Why NPRE?

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Because great opportunities await you!

The need to make a difference in tackling societal and scientific challenges motivates students in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering.

Our students study the development and use of nuclear energy and radiation sources for energy production, materials processing and science, and biomedical and industrial needs. Our graduates are passionate about producing sustainable, carbon-free, clean, nuclear energy; innovating plasma technologies of the future; and advancing radiological sciences for human healthcare and homeland security.

Our students benefit from a flexible degree program in which they can get involved in research right away. They find a home within a small, friendly department that provides access to a large research university's world-class professors and facilities.

The major leads to excellent career choices for highly proficient math and atomic physics students.

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