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, Tennessee.
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.