Section Officers


John BeamJohn Beam, a student in the Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology program, has over 30 years of defense and commercial nuclear experience. He is currently the corporate senior manager for health, safety, and environmental training with Fluor. Beam is responsible for the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of training for a global workforce of 30,000 plus employees and contractors.

He sees nuclear energy as the most promising clean energy solution to the global energy crisis and believes the future is bright for nuclear applications in the fields of imaging, radiation therapy, health physics, and medical physics.

Beam is finishing his final year of studies to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology and hopes to further his education with a master’s degree from Excelsior.


Chelsea TroutmanChelsea Troutman has worked in the nuclear power industry for the past 11 years. In 2023, Troutman became the regulatory assurance manager at James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant. Prior to joining the team at FitzPatrick, she spent five years in Nuclear Oversight where she began as an auditor and progressed to the Northeast regional oversight manager in 2020. Prior to her time in oversight, Troutman was a senior emergency preparedness specialist supporting the maintenance of emergency response facilities, provided training and interface with the Offsite Response Organizations, and served as the system manager for the siren systems around seven plants spanning Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.

She received a Bachelor of Science in Geography with a Mapping Technology concentration from Mansfield University in 2011 and a Master of Science in Emergency Management from Millersville University in 2013. As part of her master’s degree, she completed an internship with Exelon Generation, which kickstarted her career in the nuclear power industry. In October 2023, she began the Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology program at Excelsior University.


Anveeksh KoneruAnveeksh Koneru is a dedicated educator and accomplished researcher who serves as full-time faculty in mechanical and electronics engineering technology at Excelsior University. Prior to joining Excelsior in September 2023, Koneru was the graduate program head and ABET coordinator for mechanical engineering at the University of Texas Permian Basin. His expertise extends to curriculum development, and he actively engages students in extracurricular activities.

Koneru earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University. He is an active member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and served as an ASEE campus representative, advocating for the improvement of engineering education. In his research, Koneru has delved into various facets of computational materials. His work encompasses areas like thermoelectrics, photocatalysis, wind turbines, and supercapacitors. He has successfully obtained grants, including a $5,000 American Nuclear Society faculty grant and a $300,000 University of Texas System STARs grant for setting up a computational, fabrication, and characterizing lab.