The Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Nuclear Engineering & Science Center (NESC) TRIGA reactor with the “Galvanizing Reliable Energy Education in Nuclear” (GREEN) Program.
The GREEN Program aims to expand awareness, knowledge, and appreciation for the 60 years of the TRIGA’s numerous collaborations, trainings, partnerships, projects, and education opportunities. NPI will provide funding support for schools to bring students and educators to visit and tour the TRIGA at the NESC. This NESC touring opportunity through the GREEN Program will be available between now and through December 15, 2021, and at the availability of the NESC tour schedule. If you are looking for other places for tours or visits, see our list of other locations to consider during your visit.
“GREEN is our attempt to bring about greater awareness of the benefits of nuclear applications and the excellent research, work, and training taking place at the one-of-a-kind TEES facility.” – Associate Director, Dr. Valerie G. Segovia
What is the NESC and TRIGA Reactor?
TRIGA Reactor 60th Anniversary
The reactor at the Texas A&M University Nuclear Engineering & Science Center (NESC – formerly NSC) is celebrating its 60th Anniversary as it was first taken critical on December 18, 1961. To officially kick off the 60th Anniversary of the TRIGA Reactor, the Nuclear Engineering & Science Center collaborated with the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant and the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company (STPNOC) to host a VIP Dinner on Friday, September 17, and Aggie Tailgate prior to the A&M Football game vs. New Mexico.