The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, Florida. UF is the 4th largest university in the United States and currently enrols about 50,000 students annually. It is the home of 16 colleges and more than 150 research centres and institutes. The College of Engineering at UF is one of the largest in the USA with 250 faculty and 60 post-doctoral associates. The college’s Department of Nuclear & Radiological Engineering (NRE) employs 14 faculty, 15 affiliate faculty, 3 post-doctoral researchers, and 2 visiting scholars. The department currently has a student population of 128 undergraduate nuclear engineering students and 80 graduate students (23 MS and 48 PhD). Current research funding in the Department is at roughly $4.5 million annually of which 30% is in medical and health physics applications, 18% homeland security, 23% research training reactor, 21% nuclear reactor applications, 3% space nuclear power, and 5% fellowships. The NRE department hosts the ALRADS laboratory of Dr Bolch, as well as FINDS (Florida Institute for Nuclear Detection and Security), ARDAD (Progress Energy’s Advanced Radiation Detection Laboratory), SXI (Selective x-ray imaging laboratory), ANF (Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Fuels), and the UFTR (University of Florida Training Reactor).