Patricia Eng
Patricia Eng
Senior Advisor for Knowledge Management, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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  • Martha, Bethesda

    Added Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Are nuclear engineers similar to nuclear physicists? Also, how interdependent are the two fields? Thanks!
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    Patricia Eng, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Answered Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    While the undergraduate courses for both nuclear physicist and nuclear engineer are similar, graduate courses are different as are the job descriptions.  Nuclear physicists do more theoretical things.  They look at the essence of matter and ...

  • Nataly, WInder, GA

    Added Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Hello! My name is Nataly and I am in the 7th grade. I am really interested in being a Nuclear Engineer when I grow up. I would like your advice on a situation. I am trying to make a nuclear fuser for my science fair this year and was wondering if you had any advice to give me. Have a good day, Nataly
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    Patricia Eng, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Answered Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Hello Nataly,

    I am afraid that I do not have experience in making a nuclear fuser.  I studied nuclear fusion in college, but at that time, it was only a theory.  I Googled it and found a few sites that talk about building a demonstrator:

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  • Jean, Port Angeles, WA

    Added Friday, May 10, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    My 16 year old daughter adores math and engineering, and wants to be either a nuclear engineer, or a civil engineer. However, she is also a very, very girly girl who loves high heels, glitter, wearing pink, party dresses, and, well, just think Engineer Barbie, or Legally Blonde. She has been told that she will need to tone it down (a lot) if she plans to be taken seriously in engineering. Is it really that important that she subsume that part of her personality in order for her to pursue her ...
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    Patricia Eng, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Answered Friday, May 10, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    Hello. I am glad that your daughter is interested in engineering. It is a very rewarding and fulfilling career. I have worked as a nuclear engineer for over 30 years and never gave up my femininity. Being a girly girl is OK as long as it doesn't ...

  • Marie, Illinios asked Patricia Eng, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    Added Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:29 AM

    I am currently taking courses at a junior college, but I am looking to transfer either in the fall or spring. I have been accepted to Smith College and I have heard it is a really good school, but I'm not sure it is the best for engineering. They don't have specific disciplines to major in. I would like to major in biomedical, nuclear, or a combination of both. Would it be better to go to Smith and get a general degree, or would it be better to go to a school like U of I or Purdue? What ...
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  • Katie T, Osaka, Japan asked Patricia Eng, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    Added Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 4:08 AM

    After getting my BS in Physics I decided to spend a few years traveling and seeing the world before I settled down to a graduate program. 3 years later I'm teaching English in Japan, and wondering how to get back in the game, and where. For my masters degree I want to move into engineering so I can apply my love of science to help people. But I'm not sure what field is best for me. How do you decide what field to choose? Next I have to consider location. I'd be happy to stay on in Japan and get ...
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