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Make an Innovative Impact in National Security!

The Texas Tech Innovation Hub is thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration with Pantex that is fostering innovation-driven problem solving through their combined efforts. Pantex is eager to harness the diverse talent at Texas Tech University to tackle challenges and create potential career paths, while Texas Tech University is equally enthusiastic about presenting Pantex as an innovative organization, showcasing enticing career prospects.

About Pantex

Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) manages and operates the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, and Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Pantex is one of six production facilities in the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration's Nuclear Security Enterprise. Pantex is an integral part of the nation's Nuclear Security Enterprise because it applies unique capabilities to ensure the effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear stockpile in support of the nation's nuclear deterrent. Pantex conducts nuclear explosive assembly and disassembly, special nuclear material testing and evaluations, and manufacturing and assessing explosives. 

The Pantex plant, although primarily focused on critical national security missions, has cultivated a work environment that balances dedication to its mission with a culture that encourages growth, collaboration, and a sense of fulfillment among its employees. 

Start Your Career at Pantex

To learn more about Pantex contact Caleb Heltenberg at pxpartnerships@pxy12.doe.gov.  

Pantex Innovation Challenge

Join the Pantex Innovation Challenge to craft inventive solutions for Pantex Plant's national security-related challenges. This isn't just a competition—it's a chance to make a real-world impact by working on significant problems. Engage with Pantex employees, gaining valuable insights into national security and uncovering exciting career paths. The challenge is open to all students passionate about STEM fields. Teams will focus on Pantex's problem sets, and the top 3-5 teams stand a chance to win cash prizes and advance to the Innovation Hub's iLaunch Competition, with a shot at a $5,000 prize!

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