Patricia Eng
Patricia Eng
Senior Advisor for Knowledge Management, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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Education
Bachelor of Science, Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois Master of Science, Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, expected fall 2012
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  • Martha, Bethesda

    Added Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Are nuclear engineers similar to nuclear physicists? Also, how interdependent are the two fields? Thanks!
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    Patricia Eng, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Answered Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    While the undergraduate courses for both nuclear physicist and nuclear engineer are similar, graduate courses are different as are the job descriptions.  Nuclear physicists do more theoretical things.  They look at the essence of matter and ...

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  • Nataly, WInder, GA

    Added Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Hello! My name is Nataly and I am in the 7th grade. I am really interested in being a Nuclear Engineer when I grow up. I would like your advice on a situation. I am trying to make a nuclear fuser for my science fair this year and was wondering if you had any advice to give me. Have a good day, Nataly
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    Patricia Eng, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Answered Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Hello Nataly,

    I am afraid that I do not have experience in making a nuclear fuser.  I studied nuclear fusion in college, but at that time, it was only a theory.  I Googled it and found a few sites that talk about building a demonstrator:

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