In July 2010, the US Department of Energy announced that it was funding a $1.38 million NC State Univ. proposal to “Upgrade of the Power of the PULSTAR Reactor from 1-MWth in Support of Nuclear Engineering Education and Research.”
The 1-MW PULSTAR Research Reactor is the fourth nuclear fission reactor at NC State, going critical in September 1972. For almost 40 years, the PULSTAR reactor has been harnessing the power of the atom to further its mission of education, training, research, and service. Click the following links for more information about the reactor, the research activities carried out at its user facilities, the opportunities for distance learning and the analytical and irradiation services available.