Did You Know?: Purdue Reactor No. 1
July 23, 2013
In the basement of Purdue's Electrical Engineering Building exists a curious sight: A 17-foot-deep, well-like structure filled with water and surrounded by equipment that seems straight out of science fiction.
The facility, however, is anything but make-believe. It's the Purdue University Reactor No. 1, or PUR-1, and it's been helping nuclear engineering students understand the intricacies of nuclear fission since 1962.Read Full Story