The University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering



Welcome to the webpage of the Summer Nuclear Engineering Institute at The University of Texas at Austin.

Our one month institute, which will be held for the third time in July 2011, serves sophomores and juniors majoring in technical fields outside of nuclear engineering who are interested in pursuing a career or graduate school in the field. Institute students will study fundamental nuclear engineering concepts under our respected faculty, gain hands-on experience at our research reactor and other top-caliber experimental facilities. The students we host will receive six transferrable college credits as well as housing, meal plan, a travel and textbook allowance and a $1200 stipend.

Twenty-seven students from fifteen colleges and universities have graduated from the 2009 and 2010 institutes. We expect the 2011 institute to be the best yet! I hope this site provides all the information you need regarding the institute curriculum, the application process, qualifications we expect from our applicants, and life in Austin. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Hope to see you next July in Austin!

-Erich Schneider

Deadlines and Schedule

The table shows the key dates in the application process.

Applications Become Available October 15, 2010
Application Due Date March 15, 2011
Applicants Notified of Decision No Later Than April 1, 2011
Decision to Accept or Decline to Attend By April 15, 2011

We accept applications on a rolling basis. Therefore, the earlier you apply, the sooner you are likely to receive a decision.

The schedule for the Institute is as follows:

Students Arrive Tuesday, July 5 , 2011
Institute: Weeks 1 and 2, Health Phyiscs
Wednesday July 6 – Tuesday July 19
Field Trip to Nuclear Power Plant Wednesday July 20
Institute: Weeks 3 and 4, Reactor Engineering
Thursday July 21 – Wednesday August 3
Graduation Social Event, Students Depart By August 4, 2011


Erich Schneider
Coordinator, Summer Nuclear Engineering Institute
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

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