WFU Physics Career Advising Event
SPEAKER: Dillon Sanders
Department of Nuclear Engineering
NC State University
and Wake Forest Alum
TIME: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 12:00 – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Olin Lounge (Olin 106)
Pizza will be provided. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.
BIO & TOPICS
Mr. Sanders is nearing the completion of his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University. He obtained his B.S. in Physics from Wake Forest University in 2012. His research has involved the study of nuclear materials primarily using computer simulations.
In this lunch seminar, we will discuss the numerous opportunities for students in the physics curriculum to pursue educational advancement in engineering graduate programs as well as careers in the nuclear industry. Discussion topics will include: The applicability of skills learned in the WFU Physics Department to engineering disciplines; internship opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students at various national laboratories, nuclear vendors, and the U.S. Armed Forces; and careers in public policy and national/international nuclear safeguards. As Mr. Sanders has transitioned from a physics background to engineering, students interested in applying their physics skills to engineering disciplines are encouraged to attend. As the word “nuclear” is appearing in the news with increasing frequency today, anyone with general questions about the functionality and application of nuclear technology is welcome to attend as well. The seminar will be informal and will conclude with a question and answer session.