RICHLAND — The many ways to put your engineering degree to work in the nuclear power industry will be addressed at a nuclear engineering-related professional development seminar at 12:10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, at WSU Tri-Cities.
“Career Opportunities at a Commercial Nuclear Power Plant for Engineers” will be presented by Joe Frisco, the engineering general manager for Energy Northwest’s Columbia Generating Station in Richland.
The seminar is in Room 210 of the West Building, 2710 University Drive, Richland. Admission is free and open to the public. The session is being shared by videoconference with WSU Pullman in the Murrow Communications Center West (MURW), Room 52.
Frisco earned his master’s in engineering management at WSU Tri-Cities and his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Drexel University. His career includes serving as a naval officer in the nuclear submarine force, working at public and private utilities as a chemistry staff engineer, senior reactor operator, control room supervisor, maintenance superintendent and more.
“Engineers are a critical resource at a commercial nuclear power plant,” Frisco said. “This seminar is going to describe and discuss the variety of positions and opportunities for engineers that exist in the many organizations that it takes to run a nuclear power plant.”
This is the third nuclear engineering-related seminar in the Fall 2008 series, which is being coordinated by Richard Stout as part of the WSU Tri-Cities Engineering program. Stout is a nuclear physicist and is president of the Eastern Washington section of the American Nuclear Society.
For more details on the nuclear-related engineering courses offered at WSU Tri-Cities, visit or contact Academic Director Scott Hudson at 509-372-7254 or