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Programs Starting a Nuclear Program, trying to get the news out.

  1. Nov 17, 2016 #1
    I'm a student at Purdue University Northwest and we recently started a Nuclear Physics program and I want to help get the news out but I don't know how. Currently I am the only student in the program, but we are trying to grow it. My professor for all things Nuclear is talking to the ANS already to help, but I also want to help seeing as I'm the first one to take it. There is a huge perk with going through our program, its that if you get your nuclear physics degree here at our satellite campus and pass with good grades you walk right into the masters program for nuclear engineering / physics at Purdue University West Lafayette. This seems like a big deal because I pay very little for tuition by comparison. My professor is often telling stories about his experiences learning nuclear under a couple of the guys from the Manhattan project and huge names from nuclear when it was first getting going and I am learning so much that isn't just out of a book. I don't know if this kind of thing is common in this field but it seems like a rare opportunity to learn from... Socrates' Plato, for a lack of a better way of putting it, and I would love some Ideas to help me get this new Nuclear Program out there.
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2016 #2

    Stephen Tashi

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    Has the university sent "press releases" about it to various newsletters? - the little magazines published by electric power companies, defense contractors, the Navy etc. What official at the university is responsible for sending out press releases?
     
  4. Nov 17, 2016 #3
    So my professor is working with the staff involved for this. I am wanting to try and help spread this in "non-conventional" ways. I will be putting it on Facebook because that is simple, but I would like to try and get this out on all sorts of message boards and what not but I'm trying to find a respectful way of doing this that doesn't just seem like a buisness putting out adds because thats how capitalism works. I want to spread that this program is working great for me and could be a good opportunity. The issue I'm having I guess is that I want to treat this like a Journal Publication not a super bowl ad. I truely think this is a good program we are starting, not just a push for money like most ads seem.
     
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