DOE Millennial Nuclear Caucus Event (4/4/19)

Subject: DOE Millennial Nuclear Caucus Event

Millennials will shape our energy landscape for years to come, leading our country into the next generation of nuclear advancement and energy dominance.”  Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

Dear Dr. Reinhall, Dr. Yang, Dr. Lowes, and Dr. Pfaendtner,

I am the Nuclear Energy Sector Manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  On behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE), we are excited to announce that a DOE Millennial Nuclear Caucus event will take place April 4, 2019, at Discovery Hall in Richland, Washington.

This unique event brings together the next generation of leaders in nuclear innovation. The event will feature discussions on the path forward for the nuclear industry and the role innovative technology will play. Participants at the events represent the full spectrum of the nuclear field, including young leaders supporting the existing fleet, those designing small modular and advanced reactors, and those advocating for a thriving nuclear future.

We believe that this is a great opportunity for your students to attend an event that will bring together the next generation of leaders in nuclear innovation. We would like to partner with you to ensure that you are able to participate in this event.

Participants will have an opportunity to see firsthand the capabilities here at PNNL, hear from leaders in the nuclear energy space, private industry in our communities, learn of internships and job opportunities within PNNL and private industry, network with leaders and meet other young professionals in the nuclear energy space.

Our current plans are for the event at Discovery Hall to begin at 12:00 pm.  We will be offering tours of PNNL facilities and will have an expo area with interactive exhibits and career/intern booths.  At 4:00 pm we will have a keynote speaker followed by a panel session comprised of millennials actively working in the nuclear energy field.  This will be followed at 5:00 pm by a networking reception.  We have confirmed that Framatome and Energy Northwest will participate in our event.  We are pursuing other participants, including NuScale and Terrapower.

Please contact us for more information on how you can ensure you do not miss out on this opportunity to work with us to ensure your students engage in the chance to participate in bringing together the next generation of leaders in nuclear innovation.

To learn more about what we’re doing at PNNL in the nuclear energy area please visit   To learn more of the Millennial Nuclear Caucus please visit them at:

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,




Mark Nutt
Nuclear Energy Sector Manager

Energy and Environment Directorate


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
902 Battelle Boulevard
P.O. Box 999, MSIN K9-69

Richland, WA  99352 USA


Tel:  509-375-2984

Cell: 630-596-7365

UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design’s Summer Programs

UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design’s Summer Programs Office because students from your department have, in previous years, expressed interest in our Disc* (Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities) summer program.

It occurs to me that Disc*’s interdisciplinary content might also be of interest to the wider Civil Engineering community at University of Washington, as the course incorporates elements of architecture, environmental planning, urban design, landscape architecture, city planning and digital fabrication into its curriculum.

Below is a call for applications that can be forwarded as an email or shared on facebook, twitter, linkedin.

We hope to see more University of Washington Civil Engineering students on the Cal campus this summer!


All best,

Chrissie Bradley

Summer Programs Manager

College of Environmental Design

University of California, Berkeley

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I am writing to share the new Guidelines for 2018-2019 Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) University Design Competition for Addressing Airport Needs.  We hope that faculty will encourage university students to participate in the competition.  This is often done as part of a capstone design course, for independent credit or as a student professional society project.  Students win cash prizes and the university receives special recognition.  First place will receive $3000, second place will receive $2000, and third place will receive $1000.  First place winners present their designs at a special ceremony at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, DC and at a relevant national conference.

Please share the attached guidelines with any one that may be interested in participating in the program. Continue reading

2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium – Application open! (due Feb.12)

Dear Students,

The application for the 22nd Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!  The Sym­po­sium will be held on May 17, 2019 in Mary Gates Hall.

The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines.  Students may present their research either in a poster session or an oral presentation session.  We will also have a dedicated performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations and a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Last year, over 1,200 students participated in this exciting event.

To learn more and start an appli­ca­tion, visit the Under­grad­u­ate Research Sym­po­sium sec­tion of the URP web­site. All UW under­grad­u­ates involved in research are encour­aged to apply. The appli­ca­tion dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 12, 2019. Continue reading

Confluence Research Opportunity at Virginia Tech

USDA‐Funded Research & Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) @ Virginia Tech, Summer 2019

Training Future Leaders to Solve Resource Challenges at the Confluence of Water and Society

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, enrolled in a degree program leading to BS or BA degree, and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in Fall 2019. The program will run from June 3 – Aug 2, 2019 in Blacksburg, VA on the Virginia Tech campus. Chosen undergraduate fellows will receive a stipend of $500 per week for the 9‐week program and we will provide housing and meals. We also have some funds to help with travel to and from the site, which will be determined once we have reviewed the applications and accepted students into the program. Applications are due on February 1. Continue reading