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April 6, 2010
International team discovers element 117

An international team of scientists from Russia and the United States, including two Department of Energy national laboratories and two universities, has discovered the newest superheavy element, element 117.

March 24, 2010
Department of Energy Issues Funding Opportunity Announcements to Enhance Nuclear Energy Education

The Department will provide approximately $14.5 million to upgrade university level research reactors and purchase general scientific equipment and instrumentation.

March 24, 2010
Department of Energy Issues Funding Opportunity Announcements to Enhance Nuclear Energy Education

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy today announced two new Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to support university and college efforts to build or expand their school's nuclear science and engineering basic research or education capabilities.  Under the Nuclear Energy University Programs, the Department will provide approximately $14.5 million to upgrade university level research reactors and purchase general scientific equipment and instrumentation. 

March 23, 2010
DOE Announces Cooperative Agreement with USEC for American Centrifuge Demonstration Project

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that it finalized a cost-shared $90 million cooperative agreement with USEC Inc. to provide support for the continued development and demonstration of the American Centrifuge technology.

March 17, 2010
U.S. and India hold the Third Meeting of the Indo-United States Civil Nuclear Energy Working Group

India hosted the third meeting of the Indo-United States Civil Nuclear Energy Working Group in Mumbai, on Feb. 3-4, 2010.

March 17, 2010
INL User Facility welcomes three new experiments

The number of universities conducting nuclear energy experiments in Idaho National Laboratory's one-of-a-kind research reactor has now reached an even dozen.

March 12, 2010
Department of Energy Issues Requests for Applications for Nuclear-Related Science and Engineering Scholarships and Fellowships

The Department of Energy today issued two Request for Applications (RFA) for scholarships and fellowships as part of its efforts to recruit and train the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers.

March 12, 2010
Department of Energy Issues Requests for Applications for Nuclear-Related Science and Engineering Scholarships and Fellowships

Washington, D.C. - The Department of Energy today issued two Request for Applications (RFA) for scholarships and fellowships as part of its efforts to recruit and train the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers. The Department's Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) will provide approximately $5 million for scholarships and fellowships for students enrolled in two-year, four-year and graduate engineering and science programs related to nuclear energy at accredited U.S. universities and colleges. 

March 9, 2010
Department of Energy Announces $40 Million to Develop the Next Generation Nuclear Plant

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced selections for the award of approximately $40 million in total to two teams led by Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse Electric Co. and San Diego-based General Atomics for conceptual design and planning work for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP).

March 8, 2010
Remarks of Deputy Secretary Poneman at the International Conference on Access to Civil Nuclear Energy

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman addressed the plenary session at the International Conference on Access to Civil Nuclear Energy in Paris, France.