Student Reactor Operator

Student Employment

Through a wide variety of opportunities available for undergraduate and graduate students to play a working role in active, sponsored research projects and educational activities, students at the Radiation Science & Engineering Center gain valuable experience that makes them highly desirable to prospective employers in government, industry, and academia. Former students of the RSEC occupy key creative and leadership positions in some of the industry’s most innovative firms.

To inquire about these opportunities with the Radiation Science & Engineering Center, call 814-865-6351.
Student Interns at the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor


The Radiation Science & Engineering Center (RSEC) was established to manage Penn State's comprehensive nuclear research facilities, including the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, Gamma Irradiation Facility, Radioactive sources and Radiation measurement resources. The RSEC provides safe nuclear analytical and testing facilities in support of the research and education activities of faculty, staff, and students at Penn State.

Radiation Science & Engineering Center

101 Breazeale Nuclear Reactor

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-6351