2012 Federal Engineer of the Year Award

Steven Arndt, Ph.D., P.E.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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Functioning as senior technical advisor to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Arndt helps ensure the safe operation of nuclear power plants both in the United States and around the world. During the Fukushima disaster last year, he worked as a severe accident analyst with the NRC's Operation Center as it supported the Japanese government and the U.S. ambassador's office. Arndt also led the U.S. analysis of the Japanese report to the International Ministerial Conference and supported the prioritization of NRC near-term recommendations for U.S. plants. He has also served on the U.S. delegation to the International Electrotechnical Commission, and supported the development of International Atomic Energy Agency safety standards.

Within the U.S., he has led the development of new regulatory guidance for use of digital systems at the nation's 104 operating nuclear plants. This has included new methods to assess the reliability of safety critical digital systems, criteria for online monitoring technologies, and guidance to support the introduction of new digital safety systems.

An interview with the 2012 Federal Engineer of the Year, Steven A. Arndt, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Technical Advisor with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
From: NSPE | March 26, 2012
Keynote Speaker FEYA 2012
The keynote address at the 2012 Federal Engineer of the Year Award ceremony was given by Congressman David McKinley, P.E. (R-WV).
From: NSPE | March 13, 2012
2012 FEYA Finalists Panel Interview
We sat down with three of the top 10 finalists for the 2012 Federal Engineer of the Year Award to discuss current issues facing the engineering profession.
From: NSPE | March 26, 2012
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2012 Participating Agencies

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Naval Facilities Command
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Federal Highway Administration