The Nuclear Science and Engineering Department is in a period of rapid change and renewal. As the world looks to nuclear energy to help with the immense challenges of climate change even as it adjusts to the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan, our graduates are in growing demand, and the global need for MIT-educated technical leaders in the nuclear field will surely continue to expand.
Over the past year we have been working intensively to review our education and research priorities. Many exciting new opportunities have emerged during this process. Our new strategy affirms NSE's fundamental mission of helping to develop the next generation of leaders of the global nuclear enterprise while providing technical leadership in energy and non-energy applications of nuclear technology. As one of the world's leading academic nuclear departments, we also have a responsibility to inform public debates on the wise uses of nuclear science and technology.
Much hard work lies ahead, and we need your help to achieve these goals. Please consider a gift to NSE or MIT through our page at Giving to MIT or contact Dennis Whyte, Head of the Nuclear Science and Engineering Department, firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about philanthropic opportunities.