Federal grant for UF for nuclear fuel cell studies
As part of President Obama’s commitment to support higher education, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced that the University of Florida has been awarded close to $1 million in grant funds for the nuclear engineering program. Most of the money will fund research on advanced nuclear fuel and fuel cycle technologies that enhance the accident tolerance of light water reactors and safe sustainable fuel cycles. UF nuclear engineering professor James Tulenko says this research is particularly important in the wake of the nuclear disasters in Japan
The research program that the grants will fund is set to go for three years, at which point it will bring the cooling technology to demonstration phase. Nationally, the energy department is giving out 143 awards totaling $47 million.
This entry was posted in Education
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Education
Many school districts that allow corporal punishment are in Florida’s northern rural counties, with Suwannee near the top of the list. A team of University of Florida researchers is calling for an immediate end to paddling, a source of increased dropouts and lawsuits, according to a research study.
By making art on license plates, elementary school students flex their creative muscles while raising money for their schools’ art programs.
In addition to breakfast and lunch, Norton Elementary School now serves dinner to students enrolled in its after-school program. Dinner is currently scheduled to be served at 2 p.m.
On Election Day, Marion County voters will vote on Amendment 4, which calls for the millage rate to increase. The extra money will go toward school programs and teacher salaries, potentially bringing back laid-off, first-year teachers.
The new test set to replace the FCAT this March will be computer-based. Some educators are worried the test may be a disadvantage for students who are not used to working on a computer on a daily basis.