Congratulations to NSSC Fellow Daniel Hellfeld on winning 3rd place in student oral presentations at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. Hellfeld was also the recipient of the 2017 Valentin T. Jordanov Radiation Instrumentation Travel Grant for this conference.
The Carnegie Foundation announced the awarding of 8 new grants to advance the field’s understanding of technology-driven challenges.
One award went to a partnership between the University of California, Berkeley, and Sandia National Laboratory. NSSC Nuclear Security Policy Focus Area Lead, Prof. Michael Nacht will serve as the Principal Investigator. This research project will analyze the implications of using low-yield nuclear weapons through serious games that force national experts and university students to confront escalation dilemmas.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies, Inc., Washington, D.C. received funding to bring current and rising nuclear experts together to examine how recent advances in computer platforms, sensors and networks could affect situational awareness of decision-makers during crises between nuclear-armed states. The Nuclear Policy Working Group will be collaborating with CSIS for this project.
The College of Chemistry welcomes chemistry professor John Arnold as the new Undergraduate Dean. His appointment begins July 1, 2017. Arnold brings to this position a strong record of teaching and mentoring and a proven dedication to our students, and will build upon the tradition of personalized advising within the college.
Arnold, whose research specialty is inorganic synthesis, brings to his new position many semesters of experience teaching the college’s introductory chemistry courses. He also serves as the Nuclear Chemistry and Forensics Focus Area Co-Lead for NSSC.