(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 – tentative dates are June 11 – 13, 2020 (following UPR)
    • Topics may include:
      • inorganic crystalline scintillators
      • organic plastic and crystalline materials
      • liquid scintillators
      • discovery strategies
      • theoretical tools
      • synthesis
      • fundamental mechanisms
      • signal processing
      • research frontiers
  • Nuclear Analytical Techniques (NAT) Summer Program at UC, Davis – Dates pending – 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

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