Knowledge of nuclear power propels UMR students

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On August 21, 2007

The University of Missouri-Rolla has more National Academy for Nuclear Training (NANT) scholars than any other university in the nation.

NANT awarded 139 scholarships in 2006-2007. The scholarships, 16 of which went to undergraduates at UMR, were based on academic performance and student essays on nuclear power. Selected students received $2,500.

Twenty universities in the United States, including UMR, offer undergraduate degrees in nuclear engineering. With respect to the total number of NANT scholarships received, UMR was followed by the University of Michigan and North Carolina State University.

The following NANT scholarship winners are either seniors in nuclear engineering at UMR or they have already graduated:

— Matthew Bernard, from Dixon, Mo.

— Aaron Craft, from Collinsville, Ill.

— Michael Flagg, from Columbia, Mo.

— Travis Gitau, from Springfield, Mo.

— Courtney Guinn, from Fredericktown, Mo.

— Reanea Hunter, from Rolla

— Jeffery Joggerst, from Rolla

— Krista Kaiser, from Marshall, Minn.

— Matthew Kotovsky, from Kirkwood, Mo.

— Zachary Kulage, from Maryland Heights, Mo.

— Thomas Oakes, from Jefferson City, Mo.

— Samantha Price, from Fulton, Mo.

— Victor Smith, from Sweet Springs, Mo.

— Beth Swafford, from Rolla

— Justin Talley, from Springfield, Mo.

— Terry Yu, from Kansas City, Mo.

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