Assistant Secretary Dr. Peter Lyons meets with students on the Oxford University Campus in the same room where scenes from the Harry Potter films were filmed.
Dr. Peter Lyons, the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy at the Energy Department and the U.S. government’s foremost expert on nuclear, met with about a dozen American fellows – in the same room where scenes from the Harry Potter films were filmed – to talk about the low-carbon power source.
Students and industry leaders gathered Thursday on the campus of Oxford University as part of a World Nuclear Association summer university program. The program has worked with students in more than 60 countries to enhance international education and leadership in the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology.
“Talking to students about nuclear power is important because at the Energy Department, we’re committed to educating and training our future nuclear energy scientists and engineers,” Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dr. Peter Lyons said. “They’re the ones who will move us forward and help us solve tomorrow’s challenges,”
The Energy Department has made significant investments in U.S. universities, where research and development is done to advance nuclear energy technology and contribute to the revitalization of the nuclear industry.
Through its Nuclear Energy University Program, the Department has invested $219 million for 220 research projects and supporting activities at 79 schools in 33 states and the District of Columbia over the past 4 years, demonstrating its strong commitment to training and educating the next generation of leaders in America’s nuclear industry.