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Nuclear Science Center




The Center

The Washington State University Dodgen Research Facility is located at WSU Pullman.  The facility houses the Nuclear Science Center which maintains oversight of WSU’s 1 MW TRIGA research reactor.  The Center is a multidisciplinary teaching, research, and service endeavor designed to make high impact contributions to nuclear science, national and international security, nuclear non-proliferation, and emergency readiness.


We train WSU students to become U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensed reactor operators and senior reactor operators for our reactor.  The Center also provides support for professors, undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral research associates.


We believe that education about what we do and what this facility contributes to the national and international community is vital to our success.  Community outreach and education are considered one of the most powerful and influential missions of our center.  Tours of the facility and reactor are available to the community, students, teachers, and professors, free of charge.