Departure of Reactor Supervisor Wallick


I’m writing to let you know that I’m leaving UCI. Today is my last day, Friday the 8th, and my final date of separation is November 30th. My departure is voluntary, though not under the conditions I would have expected. Dr. Miller and Dr. Jenner will be taking care of the reactor facility from now on. If you’d like to stay in contact with me, just send me a note and I’ll give you my personal contact information. I appreciate the work that we’ve accomplished together and wish you all luck in the future.

Please continue to work in this facility with integrity and uphold the high safety culture that I’ve instilled in my time here.

All the best,

Jonathan Wallick
Knowledge, Integrity, Excellence

Training Room

In preparation for the first formalized training program at UCI for reactor operators, the outer office has been reconfigured and optimized as our training room. This space, which in the early days of the reactor back in the late 1960s / 1970s, served as the reactor supervisor’s office and had slowly become a technical library and very underutilized.

Now it houses not only a proper whiteboard, projector / screen, and several desks, but it also houses rejected furniture that has rested in my office for about five years. Yes, it’s now home to the campus’s ugliest couch. We keep it covered most of the time, as it will probably cause blindness if viewed too much.

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