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Prof. Rachel Slaybaugh Chosen as Breakthrough Senior Fellow

Thursday, Feb 9th 2017

The Breakthrough Institute  has selected Department of Nuclear Engineering professor Rachel Slaybaugh to be a 2017 Senior Fellow.   The Breakthrough Institute is a research institute aiming to bring new ideas to the conversations about energy and the environment as a way to increase the standard of living globally.


Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp Featured in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Monday, Jan 9th 2017

The Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp and the bootcamp's founder, UCBNE Professor Rachel Slaybaugh are heavily featured in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists lastest issue.  The article, entitled, "Can North America’s advanced nuclear reactor companies help save the planet?" is part of the Bulletin's special issue, Should Nuclear Power Be a Major Part of the World's Response to Climate Change?



Argonne Selects UCBNE Alum and NIB Alum for New Sustainable Energy Start-up Hub

Tuesday, Dec 20th 2016

12/20/16 - Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), a new entrepreneurial start-up hub embedded at Argonna National Laboratory has announced their first cohort of entrepreneurs. CRI aims to provide a supportive and collaborative environment for companies that are innovating sustainable energy and manufacturing.


Field Trip to Pacific Steel Casting

Tuesday, Nov 29th 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2017 - The students of Professor Peter Hosemann's NE120 Materials Course took a field trip today to Pacific Steel Casting.  This local steel casting company, established in 1934, specializes in sand casting.  The workers showed the students the process from computer modeling engineering components to the final product. The students witnessed the pouring of stainless steel into molds as well as the quality control, mold fabrication and post-casting heat treatment, as well as  cleaning processes.


Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp: Tomorrow Today

Sunday, Nov 6th 2016

The Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp will be returning to Berkeley in 2017, this time with a greater number of students and will also be opening up a module tract for early-career professionals.  The bootcamp mission is simple: Creating a clean tomorrow today.  

The Bootcamp will be held July 16th - 29th, 2017.

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