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The Joonhong Ahn Award in Nuclear Engineering Excellence: In memory 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.

If you would like to donate to this fund by credit card, please donate here: https://give.berkeley.edu/egiving/index.cfm?fund=FN3308000&org=Joonhong+...

We can also accept donations by mail:

Make the check out to University of California, Berkeley Foundation and write "Ahn Memorial Fund" on the subject line.

Mail the check to:

Attn: Sara Harmon Department of Nuclear Engineering University of California, Berkeley 4153 Etcheverry Hall, MC 1730 Berkeley, CA 94720

Thanks for your support to continue the promise, possibilities, and excellence of our Nuclear Engineering Department!

Prof. Karl van Bibber

Department Chair

 

 

November 17, 20176

The Big Give, Berkeley’s 24 hour day-of-giving blitz, is coming up on November 17 – let’s join together and make this a BIG Day for UCBNE.  Your gifts will make a BIG difference for our fantastic students and world-class teaching and research programs.

How to donate on November 17, 2016:

Visit http://give.berkeley.edu/nuclear (between 9pm November 16 - 9pm November 17) OR call 510.643.9789 from 9 p.m. to midnight PST on November 16 and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. PST on November 17, 2016 to make your gift to NE.  We are extremely grateful for gifts of all sizes.

Does your company match donations?  Check for your company here to help your donation stretch even further: https://give.berkeley.edu/browse/?u=172

Donation Incentives:

All donations will receive a thank you note signed by the Department’s Faculty and Staff.  All incentives are cumulative.

- Donations of $50 or more will receive a thank you note from the department’s students and a UCBNE sticker
- Donations of $100 or more to the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp will receive a Bootcamp Button
- Donations of $150 or more to the Nuclear Technology Innovation Lab will receive an NTI Lab pen
- Donations of $200 or more to the NTI Lab will receive a Neutron Adoption Kit from the High Flux Neutron Generator
- Donations of $250 or more to the NE Excellence Fund will receive an autographed photo of Department Chair Karl van Bibber
- Donations of $250 or more to the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp will receive an autographed copy of the latest issue of Berkeley Engineer, featuring an article on Professor Rachel Slaybaugh
- Donations of $500 or more to the Nuclear Innovation Bootcampwill receive an invitation to the Bootcamp Closing Reception
- Donations of $500 or more to the Joonhong Ahn Award will receive a journal from Professor Ahn’s personal collection
- Donations of $500 or more to the Nuclear Engineering Excellence fund will receive an invitation to our annual holiday party
- Donations of $5,000 or more will receive a practice metalsmithing piece from the UCBNE Bladesmithing Team

As a fun thank you, our Professors have offered to mark Big Give Total Donation Milestones in some really goofy ways.

Donation Milestones:

$15,000 total donations: Peter Hosemann will teach a class wearing lederhosen
$25,000 total donations: Max Fratoni will teach a class dressed as a penguin
$35,000 total donations: Jasmina Vujic will teach a class dressed as a pickle
$40,000 total donations: Lee Bernstein will teach a class dressed as a baguette
$50,000 total donations: Per Peterson will teach a class dressed as a pear
$75,000 total donations: Rachel Slaybaugh will teach a class in a cheerleader outfit and do a cheer
$100,000 total donations: Karl van Bibber will star in a nuclear engineering rap video
$250,000 total donations: Ed Morse will give a reactor room tour complete with departmental secrets to a 
    randomly selected donor

Etcheverry Departments Rivalry Contest:

The two departments in Etcheverry with the least total donations will host a cookies and milk party for the students of the department raising the largest total donation amount.  Please help us defeat the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) in this good-natured contest.

Donate here: https://give.berkeley.edu/nuclear

Funds:

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). 

If you would like your gift to go to this fund, please select the Nuclear Engineering Excellence fund on the drop down menu on the giving page.

Matching Donations: Thanks to the generosity of Dr. David McCallen, the first $5000 in donations to the Nuclear Engineering Excellence Fund will be matched.

The Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp:  In 2016, our Department hosted the first ever Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp, a two week program with 25 students from 13 countries, aimed at fostering the start-up culture in the field of nuclear science and engineering. This event was more successful than we’d ever dreamed it could be, and the message that innovation in a regulated field is possible has now been broadcast around the world. The Bootcamp will be returning to Berkeley July 16 - 29, 2017, this time increasing the number of students and the scope of the program.  Please help us create a new clean tomorrow today. 

If you would like your gift to go toward the bootcamp, please select the Nuclear Technology Innovation fund on the drop down menu on the giving page and indicate “Bootcamp" in the Additional Details Section (#4)

Matching Donations: Thanks to the generosity of Professor Rachel Slaybaugh, the first $1000 in donations to the Bootcamp will be matched.

Berkeley Nuclear Technology Innovation Laboratory (NTI Lab): Experimental research in the Department of Nuclear Engineering is centered in 1140 Etcheverry Hall, an 11,000-square-foot high-bay laboratory space that originally housed the department’s 1-MW TRIGA research reactor, decommissioned in 1990 and has not been renovated since.  Major experimental facilities housed in this space include the Compact Integral Effects Test Facility, the High-Flux Neutron Generator, the Gamma Imaging Laboratory, and the High-Temperature Materials Test Facility.  The Nuclear Engineering department has developed plans for a revitalized and modernized Nuclear Technology Innovation Laboratory (NTI Lab) that will be centered in 1140 Etcheverry and will provide capabilities for UC Berkeley to maintain leadership in its key areas of nuclear energy and technology research. Following renovations, 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 your gift to go toward the renovation of the Nuclear Technology Innovation Laboratory for renovations to the 1140 lab, please select the Nuclear Technology Innovation fund on the drop down menu on the giving page and indicate “NTI Lab” in the Additional Details Section (#4)

Matching Donations: Thanks to the generosity of Professor Per Peterson, the first $1000 in donations to the NTI Lab will be matched.

Matching Donations: Thanks to the generosity of Professor Karl van Bibber, the first $1000 in donations to the Ahn Award will be matched.

Stanley G. Prussin Memorial Fellowship in Nonproliferation: In honor of Professor Prussin, we have established 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.

If you would like your gift to go to the fellowship fund, please select the Stanley G. Prussin Fellowship in the drop down menu on the giving form.

Thank you – in advance – for making November 17 a BIG day for NE!

Go Bears!

UC Berkeley is the greatest public university in the world, and we take enormous pride in our ability to offer first-rate education opportunities to the diversity of students representing the State of California, the US and internationally. As you are aware however, State funding for public universities has been under enormous stress, and increasingly the maintenance and operations of our infrastructure falls on the departments themselves through development and revenue-generation.

Cal alumni are distinguished for their passionate loyalty to the UC vision of public education, and as a consequence we have been able to maintain our commitment to comprehensive excellence in all areas of academics and research. For small departments such as Nuclear Engineering, we rely on our alumni to give back to their alma mater with a generous pledge directly to the Department. We are upgrading the nuclear laboratory in 1140, the old reactor lab, to provide modern, high quality teaching and research opportunities for our talented students.

We have many naming opportunities for leadership gifts (the library, laboratories, chaired professorships, etc.). and would be happy to discuss planned gifts with you as well.

Thanks for your support to continue the promise, possibilities, and excellence of our Nuclear Engineering Department!

Prof. Karl van Bibber

Department Chair