NE Seminar: “Gators Giving Back to the Community”

Date/Time

02/24/2022
1:55 pm-2:55 pm
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Location

Rhines Hall Room 125
Rhines Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611

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John Guy
DEPUTY CHIEF ENGINEER, SITE INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING
SAVANNAH RIVER SITE

John Guy grew up in South Florida. Pretended to go to college as a Psychology major for two years. Transferred to Gainesville and changed his major to Nuclear Engineering graduating in 1990.  While attending the University of Florida, he worked a few different jobs including at UFTR. One of those Jobs was as a calculus tutor where he met his wife of 30 years, and to this day her parents regret paying for “tutoring.”  In 1990, he started working at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, and as many South Floridians of the time did not really know where South Carolina was on the map, he felt if his mother could emigrate from Cuba he could do the same to South Carolina. He has worked on the Savannah River Site for over 31 years. While working, he earned his Masters’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. He is currently the Deputy Chief Engineer for the Site Infrastructure Engineering group.

Abstract

The nuclear industry continues to suffer from negative public sentiment. In a personal effort to turn this around and provide information about the nuclear industry, Gator alumni have been entering into the community to discuss topics and answer questions that may raise concerns. Using work experience, partnerships between universities, community organizations and the local schools we have gained access to many different groups of people to help provide knowledge and teaching techniques about nuclear technology.

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