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October 27, 2010
Department of Energy Issues Request for Pre-Applications to U.S. Universities for Nuclear Energy - Related Research and Development Proposals

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) is now accepting pre-applications from universities interested in conducting nuclear energy- related research and development (R&D) projects.

September 29, 2010
Department of Energy to Co-Sponsor Workshop on Nuclear Power Plant Life Extension R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) will co-sponsor a “Second Workshop on U.S. Nuclear Power Plant Life Extension Research and Development.”

July 14, 2010
U.S., Kazakhstan Agree to Areas of Cooperation in Civil Nuclear Energy

U.S. President Obama and Secretary of Energy Chu met with Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev on the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2010.

July 8, 2010
Department of Energy Announces more than $18 Million to Strengthen Nuclear Education at U.S. Universities and Colleges

Awards $5 million for 117 scholarships and fellowships, and $13.2 million for infrastructure upgrades for university nuclear programs.

June 21, 2010
Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Steering Group Members Approve Transformation to the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation

The Global Nuclear Energy Partnership Steering Group met in Accra, Ghana on June 16-17, 2010, and approved unanimously several transformative changes to reflect global developments that have occurred since the Partnership was established in 2007.

June 2, 2010
International Working Group Meeting Focuses on Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development and Needs

The multi-nation Infrastructure Development Working Group (IDWG) of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) held its sixth meeting on May 26-27, 2010, in Vienna, Austria.

May 28, 2010
Deputy Secretary Poneman Announces Team led by Oak Ridge National Lab Selected to Receive up to $122 Million for Nuclear Energy Innovation Hub

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) received an award of up to $122 million over five years to establish and operate a new Nuclear Energy Modeling and Simulation Energy Innovation Hub.

May 20, 2010
Secretary Chu Announces $38 Million for 42 University-Led Nuclear Research and Development Projects

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced the selection of 42 university-led research and development projects for awards totaling $38 million.

April 9, 2010
Ukraine Loads U.S. Nuclear Fuel into Power Plant as Part of DOE-Ukraine Nuclear Fuel Qualification Program

fficials from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy today (April 8, 2010) participated in a ceremony in Ukraine to mark the insertion of Westinghouse-produced nuclear fuel into a nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

April 6, 2010
International team discovers element 117

An international team of scientists from Russia and the United States, including two Department of Energy national laboratories and two universities, has discovered the newest superheavy element, element 117.