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Atoms for Peace

 
 
Atoms for Peace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 21, 2019
1. Atoms for Peace Marker
Inscription.  Penn State in 1955 became the first university licensed by the Atomic Energy Commission to operate a nuclear reactor as part of U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower's "Atoms for Peace" program. Named for Wm. Breazeale, Penn State's first Professor of Nuclear Engineering, the reactor became a training and research tool for peaceful applications of atomic energy.
 
Erected by Penn State Alumni Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationPeaceScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Pennsylvania State University series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1955.
 
Location. 40° 48.256′ N, 77° 51.236′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker is on Hastings Road west of University Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Hastings Road, University Park PA 16802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miller Hall (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harris Hall
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Curry Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nelson Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brill Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Panofsky Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Hoyt Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Cooper Hall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These markers are related to the Atoms for Peace program.
 
Atoms for Peace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 21, 2019
2. Atoms for Peace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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