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Launching the Nuclear FPGA Club

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology finds many applications in nuclear science and engineering, such as nuclear security, nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear medicine. FPGA is a versatile tool, particularly for designing readout electronics for radiation detectors and digital pulse processing of detector pulses. The Nuclear FPGA Club at OSU will focus on furthering this research by both teaching FPGA programming skills and working with experts to address challenging problems in the field. Members will also be provided with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with FPGA devices. The organization will be active later in the Fall 2019 semester, but prospective members can email the president, Nathan Smith ( to be added to the club.  Membership is open to current students with a 3.3 or higher GPA and on a probationary basis to freshmen with coding skills.