Nuclear Engineering Nuke Week & Reactor Tours

Purdue College of Nuclear Engineering’s Nuke Week is here! All week long, the Nuclear Engineering faculty and students and American Nuclear Society will be putting on various events to celebrate awareness of the nuclear sciences!

Students will sit out on a table with various nuclear-related items like Thorium sand, Uranium glass, and a Geiger-Muller detector from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM everyday! We will be outside Class of 1950 on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and outside the Engineering Fountain on Wednesday and Thursday. Feel free to stop by and learn about anything nuclear!

We will also be holding student-run tours of the PUR-1 research reactor on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30-2:30, 2:30-3:30, 3:30-4:30. And 4:30-5:30! For anyone who may be interested in learning about Indiana’s only nuclear reactor! If you stop by the tables, signups are open or you can feel free to fill out this google form: . If you have any questions, feel free to email or

Please enjoy the week and be sure to celebrate nuclear science!


Burkert Hackathon event Nov 19-21, 2021

The event is free to participate.  Each participant will select their choice of the three topics offered, with the winner of each topic to receive prize money.  Participation in any type of Hackathon can also provide lasting job opportunity benefits – as a challenge to the student, a resume builder, and interesting interview discussions.

The link to register is:

Below are the Hackathon topics developed for STEM students to select one:

  • FLOWave DataStream
    • Task: Use and control a FLOWave (SAW flowmeter) controlled system.
      • Automation Engineers and e-Developers
      • Mechanical, Electrical, and Computer Engineering Majors
  • Big Data Analytics
    • Task:  Extend one of our products with a data-driven approach by using an experimental dataset of the product.
      • Mathematical and Statistical Majors
      • Data Analysis and Computer Science Majors
  • CAD Rendering
    • Task:  Make your own automated photo realistic rendering tool.
      • Software engineers  and Engineering majors