Power on

Auburn Engineering is teaching the next generation of plant engineers for the nuclear power generation industry. This fall, the college will add a 17-hour nuclear power generation systems minor to the curriculum, offering students a hands-on opportunity to understand the industry’s licensing, engineering and basic construction requirements, processes and techniques. Topics will include basic nuclear theory and operations in mechanical, electrical and chemistry control, as well as plant safety regulations and reliability and radiological health. The minor will also educate students in power plant models, nuclear power integration into the national electrical grid and common reactor plant operations.