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Small Modular Reactor Research and Education Consortium

The Small modular reactor Research and Education Consortium (SmrREC) led by Missouri S&T provides its members with research results to advance the design, construction and operation of SMRs by collaborating in the development of precompetitive technologies. The member-driven Consortium facilitates the establishment of the highest quality multi-disciplinary teams of researchers to support the specific needs of the Consortium, thereby advancing the entire nuclear energy sector. The Consortium also provides educational and outreach opportunities to maintain a pipeline of trained engineers and scientists needed to support the nuclear industry renaissance.

The overarching vision is “Identify and develop transformational technologies supporting Small Modular Nuclear Reactors to improve energy security and reduce climate change”.  The Consortium has seven key research thrusts including:

  1. Design and Modeling

  2. Infrastructure

  3. Manufacturing

  4. Materials

  5. Nuclear Fuel

  6. Alternative Uses of Nuclear Energy

  7. Education and Outreach

In the News

Energy secretary pushes for nuclear power St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 20, 2014
"Idaho Falls, Idaho - US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming." 
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/energy-secretary-pushes-for-nuclear-power/article_95a70e12-dbc5-57c8-89a4-3fb38f5bf67c.html

Ameren still interested in nuclear, despite natural gas's ascendance St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 9, 2014
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/ameren-still-interested-in-nuclear-despite-natural-gas-s-ascendance/article_d5f6f1af-d0bc-5325-b577-446e3e5f50c8.html

Decision close for Callaway license extension
St. Louois Post-Dispatch, August 9, 2014
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/decision-close-for-callaway-license-extension/article_cbf9cca2-3265-5cba-9398-d07bab2cc634.html

 

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DESERT EXPLORER

Michael Bouchard studies bizarre dome-like structures in Egypt's Afar Desert.

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GOING THE DISTANCE

Marathon runner Devin Dixon sped through three degrees in just over six years.

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MINING ON THE MOON

Dr. Leslie Gertsch takes a look at humanity's future in space.

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D-DAY RE-EXAMINED

John McManus' latest book looks at the Big Red One at Omaha Beach.

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LIFE ON MARS

Melanie Mormile studies bacteria here on Earth that could survive on Mars.

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SPELUNKING FOR A CAUSE

Michael Bradford helps protect bats and cave formations in Missouri.

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SLIMY STUFF

Paul Nam suggests the potential solution to several global problems is green slime (algae).

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DANCING WITH CODE

Marquia Lewis studies computer science and is a member of the Gold Miners dance squad.

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CRAFT-Y MAGAZINE EDITOR

Casey Burton works to improve cancer screenings and publishes a gamer magazine.

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A GOALIE'S PERSPECTIVE

Carrie Levy enjoys the mental challenge of being a Lady Miner goalkeeper.

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A PHILOSOPHY OF ADVOCACY

Kate Burns is proof that students in every major can find success.

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PHYTOFORENSICS

Joel Burken's research team use trees to detect soil and groundwater contamination.

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ROCKET SCIENTIST

Anan Takroori shares his love of planes, rockets and satellites with campers.

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'DOWN-TO-EARTH' SCHOLAR

Krista Rybacki studies soil samples from an area near a lead recycling smelter.

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MINERS ABROAD

Delancey Rougely studied the effects of war in France and blogged about it.

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