The Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship Award
Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA) is pleased to announce that Ms. Candice Hampton, a junior Nuclear Engineer at South Carolina State University, and Mr. Ryan Harris, a junior Mechanical Engineer at Clemson University, are recipients of the 2010 Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship.
Ms. Hampton has distinguished herself academically and in research assignments working with Dr. Musa Danjahi at South Carolina State University on "The Design of a Nuclear Battery." After successfully completing her BS undergraduate curriculum at SCSU in Nuclear Engineering, she wants to further her education at either Georgia Tech or NC State University. She is a member of Alpha Nu Sigma and Golden Key Honor Society.
Mr. Harris has worked 13 months in the nuclear field for Duke Energy at Oconee Nuclear Station in Seneca SC, where he has been involved with interesting projects and training courses. One of the largest projects involved his work with heat loss analysis of the secondary piping in the turbine building. These projects have sparked a desire to learn about and work in the nuclear power industry. Ryan has been on the Dean's List in the fall of 2008 and 2009.
Both recipients were recognized at the annual Edward Teller Lecture/Banquet that was held on November 17th at the Doubletree Hotel in Augusta GA.
CNTA wishes Ms. Hampton and Mr. Cauthen much luck in their future endeavors.
Savannah River Remediation, LLC sponsors these $5,000 scholarships, which honor Bob Maher, who worked at SRS 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:
- Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen;
- Candidate must be enrolled as a junior or senior in a university or college within South Carolina or Georgia;
- Candidate must have at least a "B" average overall grade and a "B" average in science/engineering and mathematics, as a minimum, for college level course work; and
- Candidate must be pursuing a B.S. degree in a nuclear science, nuclear engineering, or an engineering or science discipline that is directly related to the nuclear field.
Previous winners of the award include:
- 2009 - Mr. Rea Cauthen (Clemson University)
- 2008 - Mr. Andrew Petrarca (University of South Carolina)
- 2007 - Mr. Matthew Presson (University of South Carolina)
- 2006 - Ms. Emily Colvin (Georgia Tech)
- 2005 - Mr. James Weathers (Georgia Tech)
- 2004 - Mrs. Kara Beharry (South Carolina State)
- 2003 - Mr. Christopher J. Fong, Atlanta GA (Georgia Tech)
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