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Understanding Tomorrow's Nuclear Energy Lecture Series

Purdue University and Duke Energy are jointly exploring the feasibility of using advanced nuclear energy to meet the West Lafayette campus long-term energy needs. The Understanding Tomorrow’s Nuclear Energy lecture series is designed for all audiences from industry experts to community members. All events will be presented in a hybrid format for both in-person and virtual attendance.

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Maria Korsnick

Oct. 5, 2022 - A New Landscape for New Nuclear

3:30-4:30 p.m. at Stewart Center Fowler Hall

Presented by Maria Korsnick, president and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute


World leaders across the political spectrum are recognizing that adding reliable, scalable, carbon-free nuclear energy generation is crucial to addressing climate and energy security needs. As demand for the technology grows, nuclear is now on the same playing field as other carbon-free sources like wind and solar—ready to reduce emissions and support the clean energy grid of the future.


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Director-General William D. Magwood

Oct. 24, 2022 - The 21st Century Nuclear Resurgence: Opportunities and Challenges

3-4 p.m. at Purdue Memorial Union North and South Ballrooms

Presented by Director-General William D. Magwood, IV, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency


Learn about the factors and considerations that have led to a surge in interest in nuclear energy around the world the likes of which have not been seen since the beginning of the nuclear energy era more than 60 years ago.


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