Tag: Nuclear Engineering Technology

material science, atoms

According to the science news website Science Daily, materials science is “an interdisciplinary field involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering, including elements of applied physics and chemistry, as well as chemical, mechanical, civil and electrical engineering.” The course NUC 323 covers how materials are used in …

three dimensional model of a nuclear power plant

Excelsior College has been chosen over some stiff competition and was awarded a $245K grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for the development of an advanced web-based nuclear reactor simulator, as part of the Nuclear Energy University Program. The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding approximately $5 million to 18 colleges and universities to …

human brain broken up in quadrents

High cognitive intelligence (one’s IQ) is important in today’s technological workforce. The nuclear industry is one field where leaders must possess high IQs to understand the technology and interpret information to make risk-informed decisions. Is high IQ sufficient to achieve optimum leadership results? In today’s nuclear environment, a leader must perform in a relational environment …

Michael Johnson American Nuclear Society

  The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Excelsior College $864,000 in grant funding to ensure workforce readiness in the manufacturing industry.  Tina Vasquez, Marketing Manager at Excelsior College, caught up with associate dean in the School of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Michael Johnson, and asked what this grant means for the College, our students, and …

Zykeedric Free is the first Excelsior College student to receive a Nuclear Engineering University Program (NEUP) Scholarship offered by the U. S. Department of Energy. Free will receive a $7,500 scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. He is enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology to MBA dual degree program. A native …

images of a cooling tower

The School of Business & Technology has added Nucleonica, a nuclear science web portal that provides  an online resource for nuclear sciences. For student and instructor use in the Nuclear Engineering Technology program, it is being utilized in NUC 210 Health Physics and Radiation Protection, NUC 211 Radiation Measurement Lab, and NUC 330 Reactor Core Fundamentals. Nucleonica is used …