UNLV to get nuclear research grant from Department of Energy

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UNLV is one of 11 universities that may obtain a federal grant totaling $25 million to help research and improvement in nuclear science, engineering and safety.

UNLV will obtain $2 million over 5 years from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen stated in a Wednesday information launch.

“Congratulations to UNLV for receiving this funding, which will help to advance their research in nuclear science, engineering, and safety — all issues important to the state of Nevada,” Rosen stated. “The research UNLV is conducting will further our goals of development, while working to advance measures that keep our nation’s nuclear stockpile safe and secure.”

It’s the third time the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium — led by the University of California, Berkeley — has acquired the grant, in accordance to a Feb. 11 information launch from the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Schools within the consortium are UNLV; University of California, Berkeley; Air Force Institute of Technology; George Washington University; Michigan State University; North Carolina State University; Texas A&M University; University of California, Davis; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; University of New Mexico; and University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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