National Nuclear Security Administration

Students showcase mock nuclear fuel assembly at PNNL

May 11, 2015

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NNSA BlogWashington State University (WSU) mechanical engineering students last week delivered their senior project — a mock nuclear fuel rod assembly — to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory managers. 


The project will ultimately be used in training international nuclear security agents.

PNNL executes the Next Generations Safeguards Initiative Human Capital Development for NNSA. The goal is attract highly qualified students to work with PNNL experts on projects supporting nonproliferation and Safeguards. Working with regional universities, such as WSU, PNNL creates opportunities for university students to apply their education to real projects that are addressing national security challenges.