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Andrew Petrarca

The Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship Award


Citzens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA) is pleased to announce that Mr. Andrew Petrarca is the recipient of the fifth annual Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship. As the winner of the 2008 Maher Scholarship, Matthew was presented a $5,000 award at the CNTA's 17th Annual Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet on November 12, 2008.

Mr. Presson is a Junior Mechanical Engineering student at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Matthew has distinguished himself academically and in work assignments with Westinghouse Electric Company during the summer of 2007, where he learned and experienced how nuclear fuel is processed, packaged, and shipped. This year he holds a summer co-op position at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville SC.

After his undergraduate studies are completed, he plans to attend graduate school for a Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering, and hopes to work at a nuclear-power-generating utility or to conduct research in the nuclear field.

CNTA wishes Mr. Presson much luck in his future endeavors.

URS Washington Division and its URS partners sponsor this scholarship, which honors Bob Maher, who worked at the Savannah River Site in key managerial roles for 48 years until his unexpected death in 2002.

To be eligible for the Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Previous winners of the award include:


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