Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences

2018 NERS Bootcamp

“Learn about graduate school in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences !”

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Bootcamp Flyer

Join us for a one-day bootcamp to learn about how you can launch your career and change the world with a graduate degree in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences! Our faculty, staff, and students will be available to tell you about graduate school, including how to develop a great application, topics of research, life on campus, funding, etc. We will have presentations, panel discussions, and mixers. If selected, we will cover your travel costs to and from Ann Arbor, MI, accommodation, and food.

WHO: We are looking for undergraduate junior and seniors from nuclear engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, mechanical engineering, physics, etc.

WHEN: October 26, 2018 8:00 am-4:00 pm

WHERE: Cooley Building, Ann Arbor, MI, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan

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SCHEDULE:

October 25: Dinner mixer with current PhD students

October 26:

08:00 Welcome and Introduction to NERS (led by NERS faculty)
• Impact of NERS on societal issues
• Milestones and timeline to PhD
• Masters program
• Student support (Research Assistant, Student Instructor, Fellowships)

09:00 Laboratory Tours (guided by NERS PhD students)

11:00 Part 1. Improve your application to graduate school (led by NERS faculty)
• Procuring great letter writers
• Research and personal statements
• GRE/TOEFL
Part 2. Future careers in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
• Industry, National Laboratory, Academia

12:00 Lunch with current NERS PhD students
Panel – Life as a PhD student in NERS (current NERS PhD students)

13:00 Learn about NERS research options
• Break-out sessions with fission, materials, measurements, and plasmas

16:00 Depart