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As the U.S. attempts to cut back on foreign oil, nuclear energy gains in popularity. Could this be a career for you?

Nuclear science is a variable field, with applications ranging from power generation to medical diagnosis and treatment. While many people may think of nuclear weapons or reactors when they think of this field, nuclear engineers deal with issues and applications that go far beyond the stereotypes.

Dr. Hochreiter, 1941-2008, professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Penn State University, died after collapsing in class Wednesday, September 3. He was teaching reactor engineering to graduate students at the time.