PSNES Board and Elections

Organization and Board

The PSNES board of directors is made up elected officer positions, six to nine at large members, the chair of the nuclear engineering program, a nuclear engineering faculty member, and the director of the Radiation Science and Engineering Center. To become a board member, contact the PSNES president for more information. The Board meets by teleconference quarterly and holds at least one on-site meeting per year at Penn State.

Current Board of Directors - Alumni Members
Position Name/E-mail Committee(s)

Douglas Wood

Board Operations, Nominating Committee, PSNES - PSEAS Liaison, Mentor

Vice President / President- Elect



Hilary Neal

Board Operations, PSNES Linked-In Group Administrator, Mentor

At-large Directors John Atchison Awards Committee, Mentor
Eric Beaumont Mentor
Matt Ellis Board meeting participation
Duane Karchner NucE Student Orientation, Mentor
Michael Pantano Board Meeting participation
Matt Wargon Board Meeting participation
Jim Tusar Award Committee, Breazeale Reactor Safeguards Committee, Mentor, PSNES- PSU WIN Liaison
PSNES APG representative to PSEAS Board -Pat Loftus and Doug Wood
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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519