Undergraduate students take Accelerator Applications session at ANS Student Conference

At the 2012 ANS Student Conference, held in Las Vegas Nevada by the UNLV ANS Student Section, seniors Joe Mancuso, Ryan Norval, and Matthew Riblett joined the ranks of RPI students past and present, having won their session in Accelerator Applications.

The three presented their paper, coauthored by two additional seniors, Sean Egnaczyk and Sean McKibben, on “Active Interrogation Schema for the Detection of Special Nuclear Material in Transit.” Having worked closely with advisor Yaron Danon and managers at the Port of Albany, the group represented both RPI and the Capital District at the all-student conference.

The nuclear engineering program at RPI has consistently sent many high quality presenters to both student and professional conferences -- this year was no different, with seven presentations distinguishing RPI at the ANS event.