ANS-SCSU received NGAP grant from NEED committee of American Nuclear Society

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Orangeburg, S.C. -The American Nuclear Society - South Carolina State Student Session (ANS-SCSU) recently has been selected as the recipient of an American Nuclear Society (ANS) NEED committee grant for academic Programs (NGAP) and received $1500 award to support the James Allen Anderson Seminar Series.

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. The purpose of ANS is to promote the awareness and understanding with regard to the application of nuclear science and technology. Among student sessions in American Nuclear Society, SC state student chapter is the only student session in a Historical Black College/University (HBCU). The Nuclear Engineering Education for the Disadvantaged (NEED) Committee in ANS provides educational and professional assistance to the culturally and economically disadvantaged in order to encourage their educational pursuits in nuclear science and technology.

“This is definitely a boost for the ANS-SCSU student chapter. It is not easy for a student organization getting external support. I would like to thank all the student officials who were working on the proposal.” Sihan Chang, the president of ANS-SCSU said.

The grant will be used for James Allen Anderson seminar series of ANS-SCSU. This seminar series is named after Dr. James Allen Anderson, who contributed significantly in the establishment of the Nuclear Engineering Program at SC State (the first undergraduate Nuclear Engineering Program in a Historically Black College/University).

“I hope we can get continuous funding from NEED committee for this event, then we can invite more top-notch nuclear researchers to the campus and give seminars to our students. It will help produce more engineers who are highly skilled, competent and well prepared in the fields of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering.” Dr. Zaijing Sun, the advisor of ANS-SCSU said.

The speaker of the James Allen Anderson Seminar series for this seminar is Dr. Michael Doster from the North Carolina State University, a recipient of 2016 Glenn Murphy Award. He will give a talk on “Coupling of Thermal Energy Storage with Small Modular Reactors” on October 26th (Wedesday) in the Auditorium of ECSC building at 12-1pm. Details of the seminar can be found here.