Mr. Hoagland earned his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering in 2015 from NC State University, graduating summa cum laude. He enrolled in the NC State Nuclear Engineering graduate program in 2015 and is currently working toward with M.S. degree. His research interests are in nuclear computational science and the specific topic of his graduate research project is advanced iterative acceleration schemes for solving the discrete ordinance equations in unstructured grids. Mr. Hoagland was selected for the CNEC and NEUP fellowships, was inducted to the ANS national honors society, and was the leader of an ANS conference award winning project, “Breeding Mo-99 in the Pulstar Reactor”.