The School of Nuclear Engineering held its Spring 2021 Special Recognition Seminar on April 29, honoring graduating seniors and graduate students, three faculty members, one staff member, and nine students.


The following faculty, staff and students were honored:

2020-21 Academic Achievement Award

In recognition of outstanding performance in Nuclear Engineering Senior Capstone Design Project

Project: Optimization of Mask Design for Dose Reduction

Industry sponsor: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

Mentor: Todd Smith, PhD, NRC

Student team members: Lorin Breen, Alec Chapman, Sarah Larson and Nick Noschese

2020-21 Outstanding Senior Award

In recognition of excellence in academic achievements and exemplary leadership

Jeremy Mateja

2020-21 Outstanding Leadership Award

In recognition of exemplary service, willingness to assist and demonstration of inspirational leadership

Jonathan Parker, Isabelle Lindsay, Elizabeth Bramer, Tyler Lewis

2020-21 Best Teacher Award

Presented to an outstanding teacher in the School of Nuclear Engineering for excellence in teaching

•Undergraduate teaching - Robert Bean, assistant professor; faculty advisor for co- and extra-curricular academic matters (GEAR, co-op, internships, fellowship, scholarships); director of Nuclear Engineering Radiation Laboratories; associate director for Radiological and Nuclear Security

•Graduate teaching – Professor Lefteri Tsoukalas

2020-21 Outstanding Research Award

Presented to a Nuclear Engineering faculty member in recognition of outstanding scholarly achievements through impactful research

Allen Garner, associate professor; Undergraduate Program chairman

2020-21 Best Staff Award

Presented to an outstanding staff in the School of Nuclear Engineering for exemplary service

Teresa Luse, associate administrative assistant