Nuclear Engineering Division Outstanding Student Paper & Presentation Award

The awards were established to encourage, recognize and reward chemical engineering students for quality research in the nuclear science and technology. Any graduate or undergraduate student doing research in this field is eligible for these awards.

Award Administrator(s): 
Award: 

Student Paper Award - $500 Scholarship and invitation for a publication in a selected peer-reviewed Journal. Student Presentation Award - $500 Scholarship.

Presentation: 
Both winners are notified during the conference and are presented with an award of $500 each at the Division Award Banquet at the AIChE Annual Meeting. In addition, the winner’s paper will be invited for a publication in an appropriated peer-reviewed journal.
Instructions: 

All eligible applicants must submit a paper describing their work in nuclear science and technology to the NED Outstanding Student Awards Committee Chair. The paper must follow the following format closely:

  • Cover letter: Title of Work, Name(s) and Address(es) of Author(s)
  • Abstract (as in Journal publications)
  • Introduction (Orient the reviewer to the problem of study)
  • Fundamental Theory or Model Development (Theoretical basis of work)
  • Experimental Set-up/Procedures
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions/Recommendations
  • References

The main body of the paper, excluding the cover letter, abstract and reference sections, should be five to ten pages in text in length (maximum), double-spaced.  Papers will be judged primarily on technical merit. The student must demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject, as well as originality.

The finalist(s) are selected no later than 4 weeks before the conference. NED covers both the travel expenses (up to $700) and the registration fee for the finalist(s). The winner for the Student Paper Award will be selected by the Award Committee Members before the conference.  For the Student Presentation Award, the Award Committee Members as well as a pre-selected group of NED members attending the Conference will select the winner at the conference.  The winner of the Student Paper Award is not eligible for the Student Presentation Award.  The Award Committee’s decision is final and NOT subject to review. A previous winner of these awards may compete again, but is not eligible for the travel expenses and the registration fees for the conference, even if selected as a finalist.

Papers should be submitted to the Student Awards Chair:

Supathorn Phongikaroon,
University of Idaho, Department of Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering Program;
1776 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402;
Phone: 208-282-7937; e-mail: supathor@uidaho.edu

Award Winners

Ammon Williams, Michael Shaltry
2010
Sarah Mena
2009
Robert Hoover
2009
Patricio D. Ramirez-Munoz
2008