Purdue Graduate Research Assistant Morgan Smith to travel to DC to speak with representatives about the importance of nuclear energy

The Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation (NESD) has chosen Morgan Smith as a 2023 delegate.

Smith, a Purdue alumnus, will travel to Washington, D.C. September 9th, to meet with representatives and discuss the issues facing nuclear energy, policy, education, and research with key policymakers.

The Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation gives representatives of nuclear engineering students from throughout the United States a platform to discuss issues concerning nuclear science and the community of engineering students. Since 1994, the student delegation has traveled to Washington, D.C., and is made up of college students from across the nation who are passionate about nuclear advocacy and policy.

Smith is a Spring 2023 graduate and a passionate leader in the nuclear engineering sector who is dedicated to the improvement of nuclear power. Morgan was also nominated and selected by her peers in the College of Engineering Undergraduate Education group as the Banner Bearer for the College of Engineering graduation ceremony. Before graduating, she served as President for Purdue’s Women in Nuclear (WIN). After graduating in the Spring, Morgan announced that she will be staying at Purdue University for graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering.

Smith Commented, “I'm so thrilled to be selected as a member of NESD! This delegation does amazing work advocating for pro-nuclear policy and funding for nuclear education programs, and I'm excited that I can help move the nuclear industry forward.”


Learn more about NESD: Nuclear Engineering Student Delegation – Washington, D.C. (nesd.org)

Read Morgan's Banner Bearer story:  Congratulations to the Class of 2023 Graduates! - Nuclear Engineering - Purdue University


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Writer: Ryan Ward, ward248@purdue.edu