But who will run the new generation?

Rothstein, Linda
January 1993
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jan/Feb1993, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p5
Cites figures from the Energy Department that show the number of students entering nuclear engineering programs has dropped precipitiously, along with the numbers of nuclear engineering programs. In 1975, 80 universities had departments, today that figure is 38. Students are currently graduating at about the same rate as retirements in the field, but new demands for engineers would strain the system, according to Larry Blair, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee.


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