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Title: DOE Matching Grant Program

Abstract

Funding used to support a portion of the Nuclear Engineering Educational Activities. Upgrade of teaching labs, student support to attend professional conferences, salary support for graduate students. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has funded Purdue University School of Nuclear Engineering during the period of five academic years covered in this report starting in the academic year 1996-97 and ending in the academic year 2000-2001. The total amount of funding for the grant received from DOE is $416K. In the 1990's, Nuclear Engineering Education in the US experienced a significant slow down. Student enrollment, research support, number of degrees at all levels (BS, MS, and PhD), number of accredited programs, University Research and Training Reactors, all went through a decline to alarmingly low levels. Several departments closed down, while some were amalgamated with other academic units (Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, etc). The School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University faced a major challenge when in the mid 90's our total undergraduate enrollment for the Sophomore, Junior and Senior Years dropped in the low 30's. The DOE Matching Grant program greatly strengthened Purdue's commitment to the Nuclear Engineering discipline and has helped to dramatically improve our undergraduate and graduate enrollment, attractmore » new faculty and raise the School of Nuclear Engineering status within the University and in the National scene (our undergraduate enrollment has actually tripled and stands at an all time high of over 90 students; total enrollment currently exceeds 110 students). In this final technical report we outline and summarize how the grant was expended at Purdue University.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Purdue Research Foundation (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology (NE) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
836053
Report Number(s):
DOE-NE-38103-1
TRN: US0500765
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-95NE38103
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 31 Dec 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; CHEMICAL ENGINEERING; EDUCATION; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; NUCLEAR ENGINEERING; TRAINING REACTORS; WAGES

Citation Formats

Tsoukalas, L. DOE Matching Grant Program. United States: N. p., 2002. Web. doi:10.2172/836053.
Tsoukalas, L. DOE Matching Grant Program. United States. doi:10.2172/836053.
Tsoukalas, L. Tue . "DOE Matching Grant Program". United States. doi:10.2172/836053. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/836053.
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title = {DOE Matching Grant Program},
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abstractNote = {Funding used to support a portion of the Nuclear Engineering Educational Activities. Upgrade of teaching labs, student support to attend professional conferences, salary support for graduate students. The US Department of Energy (DOE) has funded Purdue University School of Nuclear Engineering during the period of five academic years covered in this report starting in the academic year 1996-97 and ending in the academic year 2000-2001. The total amount of funding for the grant received from DOE is $416K. In the 1990's, Nuclear Engineering Education in the US experienced a significant slow down. Student enrollment, research support, number of degrees at all levels (BS, MS, and PhD), number of accredited programs, University Research and Training Reactors, all went through a decline to alarmingly low levels. Several departments closed down, while some were amalgamated with other academic units (Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, etc). The School of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University faced a major challenge when in the mid 90's our total undergraduate enrollment for the Sophomore, Junior and Senior Years dropped in the low 30's. The DOE Matching Grant program greatly strengthened Purdue's commitment to the Nuclear Engineering discipline and has helped to dramatically improve our undergraduate and graduate enrollment, attract new faculty and raise the School of Nuclear Engineering status within the University and in the National scene (our undergraduate enrollment has actually tripled and stands at an all time high of over 90 students; total enrollment currently exceeds 110 students). In this final technical report we outline and summarize how the grant was expended at Purdue University.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2002},
month = {Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2002}
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