Make a gift to the Department of Nuclear Engineering
From the invention of the cyclotron in the early 1930s to the discovery of plutonium during World War II, the Department of Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley is widely recognized as birthplace of some of the most important insights that helped create the discipline of nuclear engineering.
Today, our premiere faculty and top students continue to lead the way in extending the boundaries of this discipline, from creating new approaches for the production of energy from fission and fusion, to identifying new methods for managing radioactive wastes, to developing new applications of nuclear processes in medical imaging and therapy.
For many generations, our work – including its countless benefits to society – has been accelerated by generous support from friends of the department. We encourage you to learn more about how you can become a partner in our future success.
The Nuclear Engineering Excellence Fund
Donations to this fund will go toward a discretionary fund to enhance the educational experience for our many students. Your donation will go toward student conference travel, student events such as welcome orientations and club meetings, guest speaker travel, and enhancements of student space and experience (i.e. a 3D printer or a grad student office coffee machine).
The Joonhong Ahn Award in Nuclear Engineering Excellence
In honor of Professor Joonhong Ahn, we seek to establish an endowed annual award with a monetary prize to be awarded to a student, decided upon by the faculty, based on academic excellence, professional ethics and social responsibility. Professor Ahn’s career embodied these principles and we hope to honor his commitments to nuclear engineering and community. To make a gift, click above on the "Choose a Giving Opportunity" button, then select the "Joonhong Ahn Award Fund."
The Center for Nuclear Technology and Innovation
Donations to this fund will be distributed to the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp and the Nuclear Technology Innovation Laboratory (NTI Lab). The Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp will be returning in 2017, increasing the number of students and the scope of the program. The NTI Lab (in the former reactor lab) is currently undergoing renovations to align the amenities of the lab to the priorities of our innovation mission. Our first step will be to modularize the laboratory for optimal space usage and to install a mini-maker lab for student design. If you would like for your donation to go directly to the Bootcamp, please write "Bootcamp" in the #4 section comments area. If you would like for your donation to go directly to the NTI lab, please write "Lab" in the #4 section comments area. Donations without a specific designation will be split between the bootcamp and NTI lab.
The Stanley G. Prussin Fellowship in Nonproliferation
In honor of Professor Prussin, we are establishing a fellowship in his name to provide support for high-achieving graduate students in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley. Recipients will be selected by the Department Chair or other designee. Our ultimate goal is to establish an endowment that will allow us to support one student per year in perpetuity.