NSSC SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR 2020
REQUIRED SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR ALL NSSC GRADUATE FELLOWS:
(Note required program dates overlap. You should discuss with your academic advisor which summer you plan to do each program). Students who are not Fellows or Graduate Students are also encouraged to apply, but priority for program acceptance is given to Graduate Fellows.
- NSSC LANL Keepin Nonproliferation Science Summer Program: June 22 – August 14, 2020 (with an optional “Nuclear Inspector School” Program June 15 – 19) – The NSSC-LANL Summer Program is an eight-week extended research internship hosted by the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium and Los Alamos National Laboratory. The program provides a survey of the national laboratory activities and mission space, focused research projects with a strong connection to nonproliferation science and technology, and a companion symposium series linking nuclear security science, technology, and policy. Students will have broad exposure to LANL, access to mentors from LANL and SNL, and opportunities for lab-directed research in physics, nuclear engineering and nonproliferation, intelligence and space research, international and applied technology, applied physics, national security, and more.
- NSSC GWU Boot Camp on Nuclear Security Policy – June 14th – 26th, 2020 – Hosted by George Washington University in Washington, DC. This two-week course will feature an intensive introduction to nuclear security for the prevention of nuclear weapons proliferation and nuclear terrorism. More info pending.
Optional, highly-recommended NSSC Summer Programs:
- Scintillator Summer School at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville – June 11 – 13, 2020 (following UPR) – The scope of the 2.5 day school will include a graduate level view of the synthesis, characterization, and applications of scintillators with an emphasis on radiation detection for nuclear security but with attention given to other applications as well.
- Nuclear Analytical Techniques (NAT) Summer Program at UC, Davis – August 10th – 15th, 2020 – The program will consist of some lectures, but mostly hands-on activities involving nuclear analytical techniques. Students will perform Neutron Activation Analysis using the McClellan Nuclear Research Center, study proton elastic scattering at the Crocker cyclotron facility, gain experience and skills in counting with NaI and HPGe crystals, and learn about detectors and analysis techniques important across a broad range of science and industry. Note: This is an introductory course
NSSC Summer Programs 2019:
- NSSC LANL Keepin Nonproliferation Science Summer Program: June 17 – August 9, 2019 (Required for NSSC Fellows who have not yet fulfilled summer program requirement)
- Nuclear Science and Security Consortium Boot Camp on Nuclear Security Policy: June 9 – 21, 2019.
- Nuclear Analytical Techniques Summer School, Davis, CA : August 12 – August 17, 2019.
NSSC Summer Programs 2018:
- NSSC LANL Keepin Nonproliferation Science Summer Program: June 18 – August 10, 2018.
- Nuclear Science and Security Consortium Boot Camp on Nuclear Security Policy: June 11 –June 22, 2018.
- Nuclear Inspector School at LANL: June 11 – June 15, 2018. This course is an introduction to non-destructive assay (NDA) measurement techniques that are used for nuclear material accountancy by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) or within a State’s System of Accounting and Control (SSAC)
- Nuclear Analytical Techniques Summer School, Davis, CA : August 12 – August 17, 2018.
- Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Boot Camp (PPNT) : July 29 – August 7, 2018. The summer workshop-in-residence at UC San Diego, known as the PPNT boot camp, aims to give participants the knowledge and analytic tools to contribute to the debate on future US nuclear policy. The boot camp features lectures, discussions, debates, and policy simulations. Participants attend talks by distinguished researchers, academics, policy officials, and operational specialists from leading universities, the National Laboratories, international organizations, and government agencies dealing with dealing with nuclear threats, command and control, international safeguards, nonproliferation strategies, and other nuclear issues. The course is part of long-standing IGCC work on nuclear policy issues.
NSSC Summer Programs 2017:
- NSSC LANL Keepin Nonproliferation Science Summer Program
- Nuclear Analytical Techniques Summer School, Davis, CA:
- Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Boot Camp, La Jolla, CA, Summer 2017:
- Nuclear Innovation Boot Camp: To expand our ability to improve the environment and global health, a new level of innovation in Nuclear Energy is needed. Year after year, the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp trains the next generation of students in developing and executing ideas that work in the world by providing them the tools to make a real impact.
- Basics of Nuclear Reactor Operations: The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is pleased to offer an intensive two-week summer course in basic nuclear reactor operations that will prepare you with the theoretical and practical training expected by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in preparation for obtaining a Reactor Operator’s license.