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Nikki DeMass (left), a Savannah River Remediation 2013 summer intern, receives a $3,000 URS Internship Journey Scholarship from her mentors, SRR employees Christie Sudduth (right) and Carol Sherburne.

SRR Student Intern Awarded URS Scholarship

August 15, 2013

AIKEN, S.C. – Savannah River Remediation (SRR) summer intern and Aiken native Nikki DeMass received a $3,000 scholarship from SRR parent company URS to assist her aspirations in the nuclear field.

DeMass, who recently completed her eleven-week internship with SRR, is the recipient of the URS Internship Journey Scholarship. Out of 92 applicants for the scholarship, DeMass was one of five students selected based on her college GPA, a letter of recommendation from her mentor, and an essay she wrote about the value of a career in nuclear. DeMass said a career in nuclear is on her radar based on her work at the Savannah River Site (SRS) this summer.

"My time this summer with SRR was invaluable to me," said DeMass. "Internship Journey with URS is all about college students being able to perform meaningful work, and I was afforded that opportunity with SRR."

DeMass was one of 43 college interns at SRR this summer. A sophomore at Clemson University majoring in Chemical Engineering, DeMass was assigned to Process Integration, a group involved in the cleaning and operational closure work at Tank 12.

DeMass will return to Clemson this fall, and plans to graduate in May 2017.

SRR is the SRS Liquid Waste contractor. SRS is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. SRR is composed of a team of companies led by URS Corp. with partners like Bechtel National, CH2M Hill and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Energy Solutions and URS Professional Solutions.

Point of Contact: Maddie Blair 803.208.2634

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