Events

Feb 18-23

Penn State Engineers Week

National Engineers Week activities at Penn State include speakers, competitions, and social events.

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Feb 20

How to Successfully Integrate Sustainable Fuels into the Transportation Sector - or Why I Like Ethanol

135 Reber Building
4 p.m.

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The barriers to changing the fuels of the transportation sector are diverse and significant.  However, transitioning to sustainable fuels offers many benefits if fuel properties are leveraged well.  Bridging the gap between fundamental studies and engineering applications is critical to maximizing the benefits and minimizing challenges of renewable fuels.  Experimental results which span from fundamental combustion chemistry, to the convolution of chemistry, spray and mixing, to the impact of renewable and fossil fuel blends in engine studies are presented.  The key outcomes from each study are highlighted particularly in the context of ethanol and how results are transferred to technology implementation. 

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Feb 21

Perspectives on the Future of Nuclear Power in the United States

135 Reber Building
4 p.m.

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Currently there are dozens of Light Water Reactors (LWRs) under construction around the world.  Most experts expect LWR technology to be the primary source of nuclear power well into the latter half of this century.  At the same time, there continues to be strong interest in moving to more advanced LWR technology (such as Small Modular Reactors) and Generation IV systems.  The presentation will provide perspectives on the future of nuclear power in the United States and how the integration of LWR technology and Gen IV technology can lead to sustainable nuclear power.

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Mar 29

The Evolution of Nuclear Safety Engineering as it applies to Nuclear Weapons

135 Reber Building
4 p.m.

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Formerly the Vice President of Weapons Engineering and Product Realization and the Chief Engineer for Nuclear Weapons for Sandia National Laboratories, Gary A. Sanders led the sustainment, maintenance, and assessment of the current strategic stockpile warhead systems and components; modernization life extension programs and alterations; exploration of advanced weapon architectures and technologies; pursuit of engineering excellence improvements; and assisted in the formulation of Sandia nuclear weapons policy and strategy.  He has also represented Sandia in national venues on nuclear weapons strategy and planning.

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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