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Center for Nuclear Studies receives NRC grant

The SPSU Center for Nuclear Studies (CNS) has been awarded a $435,000 grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to support faculty development in nuclear engineering within the School of Engineering. Dr. Mahmoud Ghavi, director of the CNS and the proposal’s author, said this grant recognizes SPSU’s accomplishments to date and plans for development of a program that addresses the nuclear industry’s pressing need for skilled technical personnel.


“SPSU’s goal is to be the school of choice for students seeking an applied, career-focused engineering education that will prepare them for rewarding occupations in the nuclear industry,” Dr. Ghavi said.


As the grant’s co-principal investigator, Dr. Ghavi is responsible for project implementation activities. He will work in close collaboration with the principal investigator, School of Engineering Dean Dr. Thomas Currin to ensure that the nuclear engineering program achieves its stated goals and standards.