The Nuclear Energy University Program awards fellowships to engineering and science graduate students. This fellowship is nationally coveted, as only 33 people are awarded this fellowship each year. Scott Smith, an engineering graduate student, was named one of the fellows of this program for the 2016 year.
This program, founded by the US Department of Energy, encourages the integration of university research in nuclear energy programs. While at UGA, Smith researched the structural performance and environmental impact of increasing the allowable replacement levels of cement with fly ash for Georgia concrete pavements.
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