W M S Y M P O S I A 2 0 1 7 • P H O E N I X C O N V E N T I O N C E N T E R • M A R C H 5 - 9 • W W W . W M S Y M . O R G 7 2017 Roy G. Post Student Scholarship Recipients Kathryn Mummah University of Illinois Katie Mummah is a senior undergraduate at the University of Illinois, majoring in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering with a minor in Atmospheric Sciences. After earning her BS in May 2017, she will continue on to graduate school (location undecided) to earn her PhD in Nuclear Engineering. She plans to focus her graduate research in computational modeling of advanced reactors and the nuclear fuel cycle. The curriculum at the Illinois has allowed Katie to take 3 courses with heavy waste management influence, like Radioactive Waste Management, Nuclear Power Economics & Fuel Management, and Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage in Bedrock. In the latter, she had the opportunity to visit Sweden and learn firsthand about Sweden’s spent fuel management. The combination of these courses has shaped Katie’s interest in nuclear waste and her decision to pursue a PhD. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to attend WM2017. Sam Nutt Case Western Reserve University Sam Nutt is a second year student at Case Western Reserve University where he studies biochemistry and Chinese. He has worked in the Environmental Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory for two summers. Along with addressing the environmental impacts of various nuclear waste management processes, he has focused on the opportunities to use Citizen Science to involve communities in the scientific process and decision making within this field. Sam has worked directly with sponsors from the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy, and he has also interacted with many scientists in a variety of fields while at Argonne, all of which have influenced his future goals. Currently, he plans to continue performing research at Case in structural biology and biochemistry as well as environmental science, with goals to enter either the medical field or academia. Undergraduate Level - $2,500