In a partnership to foster research and scholarship, Savannah River Remediation, LLC (SRR) recently presented ASU with a check for $5,000 to assist the university’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.
“We are grateful to SRR for their support of undergraduate research at ASU,” said J. Andrew Hauger, professor of physics and director of the center. “The CURS grant program supports undergraduate research by providing funding for supplies and equipment needed to successfully complete undergraduate research projects. The gift from SRR will be dedicated to the support of student research in the sciences and mathematics.”
Savannah River Remediation is the Savannah River Site’s Liquid Waste contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is composed of personnel from a team of companies led by URS with partners Bechtel National, CH2M Hill, and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Energy Solutions, and URS Safety Management Solutions.
“Advancing research at ASU is a good fit for the mission of SRR,” said Dave Olson, president and project manager of SRR.
“It is vitally important that we have the scientists, engineers, and others with the technical experience and innovation to meet future demands and challenges of nuclear technology,” he added. “This support for ASU’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship will give undergraduates the opportunity to gain practical experience and knowledge that is required for these fields.”
Olson, who earned an MBA from Augusta State, was accompanied by Dean Campbell, public affairs officer for SRR, and recent ASU graduate Jennifer Randolph, an employee of SRR, for the ceremonial check presentation that took place Oct. 20 at Augusta State.