SWE Professional Panel~ 12/6 at 6 pm in DMS 105

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SWE Professional Panel

When: December 6th at 6 pm

Where: DMS 105

Representatives from 10 companies will be at the meeting to discuss their careers, work-life, and answer questions.

Chipotle will be provided!!!

ACM Fundraiser~ 11/29 ~ 6-10 pm At Mellow Fellow

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ACM Fundraiser

November 29th from 6-10 pm

At Mellow Fellow – 300 East 2nd Street, Reno, NV 89501

Mention ACM to your server to support future club activities

All events are open to everyone!

Join ACM today by signing up for our mailing list at UNRACM.com


NWEA Open House ~ 11/28 5:30-7 pm ~ HREL 109/110 ~ FREE Pizza

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NWEA Open House

FREE Pizza and drinks provided

November 28th 5:30 to 7 pm in HREL 109/110

For more information contact Angel at alacroix@cityofsparks.us

SWE Salary negotiation ~ 11/14 from 5:30-7:30 pm MSS 242

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Society of Women Engineers

Salary Negotiation

November 14, 2018

5:30-7:30 pm MSS 242




follow us on instagram @unr.swe

Only 24 Spots RSVP Soon!

ANS Speaker~ 11/13 from 5-6 pm at AB 108

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Craig F. Smith

Research Professor of Physics

Ph.D. Nuclear Science and Engineering, UCLA, 1975

 Location: AB 108

Tuesday, Nov. 13th 5:00-6:00

Professor Smith is a nuclear scientist/engineer with research interests in nuclear energy, non-proliferation and counterterrorism technologies.  He is currently a Research Professor of Physics at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School having previously worked in the US Army, private industry, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His research focus includes small nuclear energy systems; non-proliferation; counterterrorism technology; energy studies; radiation detection; and information technology. He supports advanced nuclear reactor programs, is an expert on the Lead-cooled Fast Reactor (LFR), and serves as the US member of the LFR steering committee of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF). He is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Smith resides in Reno, NV.



The Lead-cooled Fast Reactor (LFR) is among the most promising Generation IV advanced reactor concepts and is receiving considerable attention internationally. In a previous symposium, Prof Smith discussed international activities related to the development of new LFR technology. In this presentation, he will discuss the characteristics, advantages and challenges of LFR technology, including an update on recent developments and reactor concepts.

Anyone interested in nuclear science and engineering is encouraged to attend this meeting to learn more about the current state of advanced reactor designs and concepts in the nuclear industry.

Pizza and drinks will be provided!


IEEE Resume Workshop – 11/9 from 1-2 pm in the IEEE Lounge

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IEEE Resume Workshop

Friday 11/9 from 1-2 pm in the IEEE Lounge

Bring your Printed resume

  • 1-on-1 Resume Review
  • General and job specific tips
  • Where to put your resume
  • When yo apply

Civil FE Review Sessions

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CEE FE Review Sessions

November 5th-9th 5-7pm in MSS 125

11/5- Geotech with Dr. Motamed
11/6- Environmental with Dr. Marchand
11/7- Structural with Dr. Moustafa
11/8- Water Resources with Dr. Dennett
11/9- Transportation with Dr. Xu

Free for ASCE members
$5 per session for nonmembers (pay at the door, payment can go towards membership for 2018-2019
school year)

Summer Engineering Research/Internship abroad -Dresden, GERMANY – Call for Applications 2019

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TU Dresden, Germany
Scholarships for a Research Experience
May – August 2019 (4 – 12 weeks)

TU Dresden is one of 11 universities of excellence in Germany: strong in research, offering
first-rate programs with an overwhelming diversity, with close ties to culture, industry and
society. TU Dresden is home to a large variety of research centers and institutes, covering
virtually every academic discipline.

Program Details:
• This summer internship program offers senior undergraduate and graduate students the
opportunity to gain cutting-edge research experience in a wide variety of scientific fields.
Participants will work with doctoral students, scientists or professors as part of on-going
research projects at TU Dresden.
• Scientific fields: Engineering Sciences, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences
• Working language: English
• min. 4 weeks – up to 12 weeks in the period between May and August 2019

• Monthly scholarship of 800 € to cover the following costs: accommodation (approx. 250
€/month), cost of living (approx. 450 €/month), health insurance (approx. 80 €/month), accident and
personal liability insurance (approx. 20 €/month), semester fee (including ticket for public
transport) 260 € per semester; TU Dresden charges no tuition fees
• 600 € travel subsidy (one-time payment)

Application documents:
• Nomination for the program by your home institution’s exchange coordinator / nomination letter
• Letter of motivation naming the institute or chair, in which s/he wishes to carry out his/her
• Transcript of Records
• CV

Application Deadline:
14th January, 2019

Contact and further information:
International Office
* research_internship@mailbox.tu-dresden.de

Get a first impression of Dresden:

Scholarship to study in Chongqing, China this coming spring semester!

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Looking for something different to do next semester? Grab an engineering friend and head to China for a semester!

Chongqing University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has offered our College of Engineering a scholarship to study civil engineering this coming Spring 2019.

The scholarship will cover:

on-campus accommodation (double room)

comprehensive medical insurance;

monthly living allowance (3000RMB per month, apx $438US)

–         Eligibility

Students who apply for this scholarship shall be “exchange students” nominated by UNR College of Engineering.

The applicant will study Civil Engineering in the School of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University.

The applicant’s nationality must be United States.


Deadline to apply: 15thNovember, 2018

 See Julia McMillin if you are interested!

SEM 131C


Chemical & Materials Engineering Seminar ~ 10/9 from 1 to 1:50 pm in WRB 2003

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Chemical & Materials Engineering Seminar

Friday, November 9, 2018
1:00-1:50 p.m. – WRB 2003

Dr. Wesley Frey – McClellan Nuclear Research Center

Presenter Bio: Dr. Wesley Frey is a California Central Valley native who graduated from the UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering program with a BS. After completing his BS, Dr. Frey completed his MS and PhD at Oregon State Universi-ty. His primary focus during his graduate work was simulating radiation detection systems using Monte Carlo tech-niques. Dr. Frey remained at Oregon State University for a couple of years after graduating as a faculty instructor. After this he returned to California to work as a health physicist at the Stanford Linear Accelerator. Upon leaving Stan-ford he joined the UC Davis McClellan Nuclear Research Center as the Radiation Safety Officer and has since assumed the role of facility director. The Center is home to a 2.0 Megawatt Training Research Isotope build by General Atomic (TRIGA) nuclear reactor. The reactor is the newest nuclear reactor in the United States and the third most powerful university operated research reactor in the country. His educational interests include the teaching of health physics and a reactor operator training program for UC Davis students. Dr. Frey is currently the PI of the Nautilus Program, an Office of Naval Research STEM education and outreach program for Sacramento Area high school students. His re-search interests include radioactive isotope production, neutron activation analysis, neutron radiography, and radio-logical measurements made for decommissioning and decontamination purposes. Dr. Frey is a board certified health physicist.

Seminar Abstract: Assuming a leadership role in an organization can be a daunting and intimidating experience. This is especially true when becoming the director of a nuclear reactor that is 4 million dollars in debt and processes thousands of explosive devices per year. This seminar is intended to provide a transferable methodology to students as they move forward in their careers and assume leadership roles within scientific organizations. Detailed technical capabilities of the McClellan Nuclear Research Center will be discussed as well so that students and faculty can deter-mine if the facility can be utilized for their research efforts.

Time permitting, a short lecture will be given that analyzes the legally accepted, but scientifically flawed methodology for calculating health effects in the United States caused by the meltdown of three nuclear reactors in Fukushima Prefecture in March of 2011.

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