K-State mechanical engineering students earn University Nuclear Leadership Program scholarships
MANHATTAN — Two students from Kansas State University's Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering were awarded competitive scholarships from the University Nuclear Leadership Program, or UNLP.
Brian Simon, Wichita, and Stephen Warne, Richmond, Minnesota, both juniors in mechanical engineering with the nuclear option, were awarded two of the 124 scholarships and fellowships presented by the organization for the 2023-24 school year.
The scholarships, offered through the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy, provide $10,000 for students attending four-year universities and pursuing degrees in science and engineering disciplines related to nuclear energy.
"Nuclear energy is a vital tool for meeting the nation's bold climate and energy goals," said Geri Richmond, Department of Energy undersecretary for science and innovation. "To ensure its continued development and deployment, we must empower the next generation of diverse, nuclear energy leaders."
The UNLP's mission is to attract qualified students to the nuclear science and engineering field in support of the Office of Nuclear Energy’s broader goals of meeting United States energy, environmental and economic needs through nuclear energy science and technology.