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The Libraries hosts Digital Engineering in Nuclear Technology conference

Seated at several long tables, attendees of the The Hunt Library-hosted DENT 2023 conference on Sept. 20, listen to a speaker presentation.

Co-organized by NC State University and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Digital Engineering in Nuclear Technology (DENT) 2023 conference in September at the Hunt Library welcomed nuclear reactor stakeholders interested in using digital engineering in the lifecycles of nuclear power plants. Attendees shared knowledge on digital engineering to enable more efficient deployment, operation, and maintenance.

DENT 2023 was a joint project between the Libraries and NC State’s Civil and Nuclear Engineering departments, deepening the Libraries’ relationships with both the College of Engineering and EPRI, the world’s leading nonprofit power industry research organization.

After co-sponsoring the Advanced Nuclear Technology Conference in April, the Libraries was proud to host the DENT conference, continuing its role as a venue for bringing interdisciplinary researchers together and as a platform for important conversations about topics such as the future of nuclear energy and technology. In addition, the Libraries’ leading advanced nuclear and small modular reactor technical collection—the first of its kind—serves as a great resource for information about the latest developments in nuclear engineering.

“DENT is an example of the Libraries as a platform for combining interdisciplinary researcher collaboration, the most important technical collections, and student engagement—all facilitating the next generation of nuclear technology,” says Greg Raschke, Senior Vice Provost and Director of Libraries.

Keynote speakers were Chris Nolan of Duke Energy Nuclear, John Korsedal of GEH Nuclear and Justin Garza of Zachry Construction. NC State students and other guests had the opportunity to meet these and other leaders in the nuclear industry digital engineering space. Sessions focused on manufacturing, operations, and licensing and regulatory aspects. Social gatherings gave students the chance to interact with potential future employers. After the conference proceedings concluded, attendees took a tour of NC State’s PULSTAR Reactor.

This post was originally published in NC State University Libraries.