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Activities in 2009

2009 NE Facilities Guided Tours for Summer Students

Target Audience: Summer Students at NE or other Argonne Divisions.

The Nuclear Engineering Division Student Outreach Committee is offering guided tours of some of the NE Division facilities for summer students. Each tour will last about 45 minutes to one hour. These tours offer the opportunity to see and hear about some unique experimental facilities which are part of the NE Division’s research in the nuclear energy field. You may sign up for as many of the tours as you wish.

How to sign up for a tour

To sign up for a tour, please send an e-mail to Laural Briggs ( ) by 5:00 PM of the day preceding the tour.

Scheduled Tours

The missing tours dates will be communicated here as soon as they are confirmed. Stay tuned.

Tour

Date & Meeting Point

Nuclear Energy Exhibit in Bldg. 208 (A)

Target Audience: for students with some nuclear energy/nuclear engineering background

This exhibit presents the major milestones in the development of nuclear power in the U.S. and explains Argonne’s role in the design of nuclear reactors, beginning with the Manhattan project, to present-day commercial reactors, to advanced reactor designs currently under development. The exhibit includes reactor models and examples of components used in nuclear reactors.
Dave Pointer, Nuclear Engineer, will be your guide.

More information HELP! I don't have the required background but I would like to attend anyway...
You can prepare for the Tour by paying a visit to the NE @ the Argonne Open House 2006 page of the NE website; there you will find links to essential and concise information about Nuclear Energy. Check also our Nuclear Energy Learning Resources web site for an extensive list of web sites and resources to learn about nuclear energy. You might also consider joining the July 7 tour.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Meeting Point:
at the exhibit, which is located in Bldg. 208, room B102, in the front hallway on the first floor. From the lobby of the front entrance to 208, turn left into the hallway and follow the hallway west. B102 is on the right, at the end of the hallway (just past the vending machines).
Need a Map? [PDF document 192KB]

new! Nuclear Energy Exhibit in Bldg. 208 (B)

Target Audience: for students without nuclear energy/nuclear engineering background

See Jun. 23 Tour for description

More information HELP! I don't have the required background but I would like to attend anyway...
You can prepare for the Tour by paying a visit to the NE @ the Argonne Open House 2006 page of the NE website; there you will find links to essential and concise information about Nuclear Energy. Check also our Nuclear Energy Learning Resources web site for an extensive list of web sites and resources to learn about nuclear energy.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Meeting Point:
at the exhibit, which is located in Bldg. 208, room B102, in the front hallway on the first floor. From the lobby of the front entrance to 208, turn left into the hallway and follow the hallway west. B102 is on the right, at the end of the hallway (just past the vending machines).
Need a Map? [PDF document 192KB]

Sodium plugging loop in Bldg. 370

This experimental setup is part of the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP) work being conducted at Argonne on sodium components testing for the Advanced Burner Reactor plant design.
Assistant Nuclear Engineer Y. Momozaki will be your guide at this facility.

If you need transportation over to 370, please let Laural know ( ). If you have a car and would be able to drive some of the other students to 370, please indicate this when you sign up for the tour.

More information More information:
For more information on this facility visit the Sodium Plugging Test Loop page of the NE website.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 10:00 am

Meeting Point:
in the lobby of Bldg. 208
Need a Map? [PDF document 192KB]

Carbon dioxide experimental loop in Bldg. 206

This experimental loop is being used to test heat transfer and flow in an advanced design power conversion system which uses carbon dioxide instead of water to remove heat from the reactor sodium coolant.
Dae Cho, Chemical Engineer, will be your guide for the tour.

TBD

Meeting Point:
at the entrance to Bldg. 206, located just west of Bldg. 208
Need a Map? [PDF document 192KB]

Thermal Mixing Experiment in Bldg. 315

The Engineering Development Labs section is constructing a fluid dynamics experiment to be used in the validation of computational fluid dynamics tools. The experiment involves mixing hot and cold air streams within a large glass tank using a flow geometry patterned off that of a nuclear fast reactor outlet plenum. A particle image velocimetry (PIV) system maps local flow velocities using a pulsed laser light sheet and an intensified camera. Temperatures across the tank lid are measured with a high-speed infrared camera. Tour participants will visit the control room and the lab space where the tests are performed.
Stephen Lomperski, Nuclear Engineer, will be your guide for the tour.

July 28, 2009
at 10:00am

Meeting Point:
Outside the entrance to Bldg. 315/314
Need a Map? [PDF document 192KB]

Other Activities

Information about current and or upcoming activities can be found in the NE Student Outreach home page.

Contact the Student Outreach Committee

If you would like to contact the NE Student Outreach Committee for further information or to request a student activity, please email .