Wesley Deason

Wesley is currently pursuing a master of science degree in nuclear engineering at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. He previously attended Texas A&M University in College Station, TX where he obtained a bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering. In his work as a graduate research assistant under Dr. Andrew Klein, he is studying the application of vented fuel in fast breeder reactor designs.

Wesley is also active outside of his academic pursuits. As the student liaison for the Aerospace Nuclear Science and Technology Division of the American Nuclear Society, Wesley has interests in the application of nuclear technology to space exploration and he interned as a student fellow for the Center for Space Nuclear Research in Idaho Falls, ID where he worked on reactor designs for nuclear electric and nuclear thermal propulsion systems. Additionally, he is interested in nuclear science and STEM education of our nation's youth and its importance for moving our nation forward to a better future.