Busch receives American Nuclear Society education award

May 25, 2021 - by Kim Delker

photo of Robert Busch
Robert Busch

Robert Busch, principal lecturer emeritus in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at The University of New Mexico, received the Arthur Holly Compton Award in Education from the American Nuclear Society.

The award will be announced at the ANS annual meeting, which will take place virtually in June.

The Arthur Holly Compton Award in Education recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to education in the field of science and engineering germane to the interests of the ANS.

Busch has been associated with the UNM since arriving as a graduate student in 1971. He served as UNM’s chief reactor supervisor for the AGN-201M and has been heavily involved in educational excellence — teaching courses, serving as the undergraduate nuclear engineering advisor and serving on the UNM Teaching Enhancement Committee. In addition, he is well-known for directing the Nuclear Criticality Safety Course held each summer in Albuquerque and teaches similar courses in the United Kingdom every other year. In 2001, he received the American Nuclear Society’s Nuclear Criticality Safety Division’s Distinguished Service Award.