NSSPI student Jessica Feener was named the 2012 recipient of the
Robert J. Sorenson Memorial Scholarship given by the Institute of
Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) at their annual meeting this
July in Orlando, Florida. Feener earned a B.S. degree
in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering from the Georgia Institute
of Technology and an M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from TAMU.
She is a Ph.D. candidate working with Dr. William Charlton on
nuclear weapons verification techniques and is currently conducting
her research at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge,
The Robert J. Sorenson Memorial Scholarship fund was created in
honor of an INMM member by friends, family, and his employer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) "to help educate young
people in a curriculum applicable to nuclear materials
management." The scholarship is in the amount of $3,000 and
is given to one applicant each year. Fellow NSSPI student
James Miller was the first recipient of the award in 2008.