Federal government looks to MU to assist with shortage of nuclear experts
May 23, 2012
Nuclear energy is seen by some as a potential alternative energy source. The federal government is turning to MU to help develop more experts in this field, as highlighted by this release.
From MU News Bureau
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Approximately 10 percent of the nation’s experts in nuclear and radiochemistry are at or nearing retirement age, according to a recent report from the National Academies of Science. Simultaneously, not enough students are being trained in the nuclear and radiochemistry fields to replace those retiring. Now, with two grants from the U.S. Department of Energy worth approximately $1.7 million, University of Missouri officials will host and direct summer school programs designed to encourage undergraduates to consider entering nuclear science fields. More…