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SRMC Strengthens Ties to S.C. State University with Gift of Scholarship

AIKEN, S.C. (February 9, 2023) — Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC), the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS), is ushering in a new era of work with South Carolina State University through a new partnership.

SRMC President and Program Manager Dave Olson (left) presents a $10,000 check to S.C. State President Alexander Conyers to fund a scholarship at the school.

First, SRMC is working with the Historically Black University to provide Capstone projects for their students to learn more about the Company and its programs. The first of these projects, taking place during the spring semester, involves Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). This DEI project asks students to produce communication and training materials they see as necessary for SRMC employees.

In addition, SRMC recently presented $10,000 to S.C. State to fund a scholarship. SRMC President and Program Manager Dave Olson also is presenting a College to Careers talk to help students understand that personal core values, and their own self-discovery for a future career, are as important as technical knowledge.

Olson said his goal is to see the students succeed, which includes creating a pipeline of students who could work at the Savannah River Site.

“SRMC’s mission, to safely treat and dispose of radioactive liquid waste and close waste tanks, needs hands and brains of students who can work to find even better ways we can meet the goals of the Department of Energy,” Olson said. “This partnership with South Carolina State University gives us a real opportunity to find students who want a challenging and rewarding career.”

S.C. State President Alexander Conyers said relationships with corporate partners are important to the students’ development.

“We are giving these students a taste of the world beyond their experience in higher education,” Conyers said. “This work with SRMC will help them face a real-world challenge, develop their own understanding of that challenge, and propose potential solutions that adhere to business standards. We are grateful to SRMC for their support and offering our students such opportunities for growth.”

SRMC comprises parent company BWX Technologies, Inc. with partners Amentum and Fluor. Its team brings the capabilities necessary to accelerate cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site through safe nuclear operations, optimized and integrated mission execution, and strong corporate governance.

Since 1896, South Carolina State University has been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, athletics, education, medicine, science, engineering technology and more. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., SC State was founded as a land grant college with a mission of providing education and service to the citizens of the state.


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