Nuclear Engineering undergraduate students Christopher Chance, Jordan Green, Alan Lee, Chris Pannier and Robert Seager were featured in the Fall 2011 issue of Explorations. Explorations is a student-run journal guided by faculty and administrators that selects and publishes student-authored articles of general interest in any area. Articles are submitted in a two-stage process: first, proposals for articles are reviewed by faculty-student teams; secondly, the resulting full-length articles undergo a second round of peer review. Acceptance to the journal is competitive—less than 20% of submitted proposals are accepted. Recently published articles have been from a wide range of academic fields: music, creative poetry, forensics, cancer biology, astrophysics, nanomedicine, computer algorithms, business, geosciences, sociology, aerospace engineering, and cultural anthropology.
The groups article, "Preventing Tube Failure in a Nuclear Reactor," examined the probabilty of tube failure in a heat exchanger during a possible worst-case accident. Read the full article here.