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My Take on TU: Internship at Center for Space Nuclear Research

Matthew Wells is a junior from Wichita, Kan., majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Computer Science. This past summer, Matthew interned at the Center for Space Nuclear Research in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Wells was one of only five undergraduates from across the world selected for the position. He spent the summer at the Idaho National Laboratory where he searched for an alternative material to a composite in the protective shell of plutonium inside what’s known as the multi-mission radio isotope thermal electric generator.