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Student Conferences/Competitions -- Topics and Participants
Faculty Advisor: Prof. John R. White

2001 ANS National Student Conference (Texas A&M, April 2001)
"Informational Retrieval System for the Life of the LEU-Fueled UMass-Lowell Research Reactor," by Justin Byard. Won best paper award.

"The Design of an Ex-Core Fast Neutron Irradiation Facility for the UMLRR," by Areeya Jirapongmed and Michael Green.

2000 ANS Eastern Regional Student Conf. (North Carolina State University, April 2000)
"Design of a Large-Volume In-Core Multipurpose Irradiation Facility for Use at the LEU-Fueled UMass-Lowell Research Reactor," by Kevin Randall. Won best paper award.

"Informational Retrieval System for the Life of the LEU-Fueled UMass-Lowell Research Reactor," by Justin Byard.

1999 ANS Student Design Competition
"Conversion Plan and Calculational Support for the HEU to LEU Conversion at the UML Research Reactor," by undergraduate students Justin Byard, Warnie Gick, and James Halterman.

"Design of a Large Fast In-Core Irradiator for the LEU-Fueled UMass-Lowell Reactor," by graduate students Areeya Jirapongmed, Kevin Randall, and Ronald Tooker. These students won the 2nd place award in the national competition and were invited to present their design project at the 1999 ANS Winter Meeting in Long Beach, CA.

1996 ANS Student Design Competition

"Design of a Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Filter for the Medical Embedment Facility at the UMass-Lowell Research Reactor," by undergraduate students Paul Cataldo and Mark Natale. These students won the 1st place award in the national competition and were invited to present their design project at the 1996 Annual ENS/ANS International Conference in Washington D.C.

1995 ANS Student Conference (Georgia Institute of Technology, March 1995)
"A Benchmark Exercise of ACTIV: A Code for Calculating the Inventories of Neutron Activated Materials," by Andrew Fyfe.

1994 ANS Student Conference (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 1994)
"Neutron Energy Spectra Determination for the University of Massachusetts Lowell Research Reactor Using Foil Activation," by Robert Marseglia.

"Criticality Analysis of Spent Fuel Storage Options Using KENOV and MCNP," by Grace Lam.

"Doppler Weighting and Radial Peak Reduction Factor Development for Maine Yankee CEA Ejection Analysis using STAR," by Stephen Peterson.

1993 ANS Student Conference (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, March 1993)
"Modeling and Analysis of the Dragon Reactor Experiments," by Eric M. Edmonds.

"Design of a Neutron Beam Filter for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy," by Anil Kumar.

"A Criticality Analysis of Spent Fuel Storage Options," by Grace Lam.

"An Empirical Model for Predicting Steady State Fission Gas Release from Light Water Reactor Fuel," by Robert P. Smith.

"Thermal-Hydraulic Analyses of the UMass-Lowell Research and Training Reactor," by Aswatha Amarnath.

1992 ANS Student Conference (Ohio State Univ., March 1992)
*** Did not participate due to schedule conflicts ***

1991 ANS Student Conference (Univ. of Florida, March 1991)
"Model Development Techniques for the Conversion of HEU Fuel to LEU Fuel at the University of Lowell Research Reactor," by Robert S. Freeman. Won Certificate of Recognition in Field of Reactor Physics.

"Implicit Versus Explicit Generalized Perturbation Methods for Generating Feasible Core Loading Patterns," by Philip Delmolino.

1990 ANS Student Conference (Penn. State, March 1990)
"Core Reload Design Using Perturbation Theory and Optimization Techniques," by Kevin M. Avila. Won Outstanding Paper Award in the Field of Reactor Operations and Safety.

"An Innovative Computer Method for Interactive Fuel Reload Analysis," by Philip M. Delmolino. Won Outstanding Paper Award in Field of Computational Methods - General.

"An Explicit Method for Calculating Responses Using Second Order Generalized Perturbation Theory," by Keith R. Robinson.

"Development of an Expert System for Fuel Reload Optimization," by Muhammad Bilal A. Bhutta.

"Extensions and Enhancements to the HAREM Code," by Chuen H. Chiu.

1989 ANS Student Conference (Univ. of Tennessee, March 1989)
*** Did not participate due to schedule conflicts ***

1988 ANS Student Design Competition
"An Overview of Spent Fuel Storage with an Emphasis on Fuel Rod Consolidation," by graduate students Karen M. Duran, John E. Stoddard, and Glenn A. Swanbon.

1988 ANS Student Conference (Univ. of Maryland, March 1988)
"A Practical Approach to Second Order Perturbation Theory," by Glenn A. Swanbon. Won Outstanding Paper Award in the Field of Reactor Design/Computer Applications.

"Development of a PC-Based Interactive PWR Reload Design Program Using Generalized Perturbation Theory," by Michael P. Rubin. Won Outstanding Paper Award in the Field of Computer Applications I.

"Verification of Reactor Physics Methods for the Analysis of the University of Lowell Research Reactor," by John E. Stoddard, Jr.. Won Outstanding Paper Award in the Field of Computer Applications II.

"A PC-Based System for Optimizing Reactor Control Procedures," by Karen M. Duran.

"Three Dimensional Modeling of the University of Lowell's Research Reactor with KENOVa," by Thomas Delorey.

1987 ANS Student Conference (North Carolina State Univ., April 1987)
"Flux Derivatives for Second-Order Perturbation Theory," by Glenn A. Swanbon. Won Outstanding Paper Award in the Field of Computational Methods.

"The Conversion from HEU to LEU Fuel at the University of Lowell Research Reactor," by John E. Stoddard, Jr..

"Expert System Tools for Nuclear Power Plant Control," by Karen M. Duran.

1986 ANS Student Design Competition
"Axial Xenon Oscillation Control," by graduate students Barbara Hubbard, Michael Rubin, Byron Frank, Michael Tremblay, Raheel Rae, and Charles Robinson. These students won the 1st place award in the national competition and were invited to present their design project at the 1986 ANS Winter Meeting in Washington D.C.

1986 ANS Student Conference (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, April 1986)
"The Use of Generalized Perturbation Theory in LWR Reload Design," by Byron R. Frank. Won Outstanding Paper Award in the Field of Computer Science and Analytical Methods.

"NIFDE-HAREM Perturbation Theory System," by Michael P. Rubin. Won Outstanding Paper Award in the Field of Computer Codes.

1985 ANS Student Conference (University of Florida, April 1985)
"An Exact Analytic Solution for Several Forms of the 1-D Diffusion Equation," by Byron R. Frank and Thomas J. Cahill. Won 2nd Place Outstanding Paper Award in the Field of Analytical, Numerical, and Computational Techniques.

"Analytical Solution of the 1-D Diffusion Equation in Cylindrical Geometry," by Cynthia Campbell.

"Feasibility Study of Approximate Higher Order Perturbation Theory," by Mark Durrenberger.

"BURNUP - A Generalized Fuel Depletion Code," by Charles Robinson.

"The Incorporation of Variable Self-Shielding into Perturbation Analyses," by Michael P. Rubin.

1984 ANS Student Conference (University of Lowell, April 1984)
"Analytic Solution of the 1-D Diffusion Equation for the Fundamental and Higher Harmonics - Forward and Adjoint Forms," by Byron R. Frank. Won Outstanding Paper Award in the Field of Computer Applications.

"DSNP: A Dynamic Language for the Simulation of Nuclear Power Plants," by Michael Tremblay.

"Evaluation of the 1 MeV Relative Neutron Damage Factor in the University of Lowell Reactor," by Michael J. Barry.

1983 ANS Student Conference (University of Virginia, April 1983)
"Sensitivity Analysis of the Doppler Coefficient in a Representative LMFBR Model," by John Konovalchick III. Won Outstanding Paper Award in the Field of Reactor Physics.

"Xenon-Induced Axial Power Oscillations," by Richard F. Schmidt.

"HAREM: A One-Dimensional Code for the Analytical Solution of the Diffusion Equation," by James Pappas.

Last updated by Prof. John R. White (January 2003)

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