NSSC Summer Programs for 2023

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Jun 12-16, 2023- NSSC-LANL Inspectors School: The course will include lectures and a number of hands-on exercises in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s training facility, leveraging the exemplary expertise and resources that are also used to instruct IAEA inspectors in NDA principles each year. This course will allow students a unique opportunity to perform NDA measurements using a variety of NDA instruments such as sodium iodide systems, high-purity germanium detectors, and several types of neutron-based detectors –on a variety of nuclear materials. The training will focus on the quantitative measurements of mass and isotopic composition on uranium and plutonium items. and analysis techniques important across a broad range of science and industry. Note: This is an introductory course.

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NSSC Summer Programs for 2022

NSSC NAT Summer School

Jun 20-30, 2022- The Nuclear Analytical Techniques Summer School: 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 nuclear cross sections 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.

Jun 20-30, 2022- The Nuclear Analytical Techniques Summer School: 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 nuclear cross sections 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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July 31 – August 12, 2022- PPNT Bootcamp: The summer workshop-in-residence at UC San Diego, known as the Public Policy and Nuclear Threats (PPNT) Boot Camp, gives participants the knowledge and analytic tools they need to contribute to the debate on future U.S. nuclear policy. The boot camp features lectures, discussions, debates, and policy simulations.

July 31 – August 12, 2022- PPNT Bootcamp: The summer workshop-in-residence at UC San Diego, known as the Public Policy and Nuclear Threats (PPNT) Boot Camp, gives participants the knowledge and analytic tools they need to contribute to the debate on future U.S. 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, on topics ranging from current nuclear threats, international safeguards, and nonproliferation strategies. The course is part of long-standing IGCC work on nuclear policy issues. Support for this program is provided by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration and The Stanton Foundation.

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NSSC Nuclear Data Summer School

August 1 – 12, 2022- The NSSC Nuclear Data Data Summer School: A robust nuclear data process is needed to provide the information required for nonproliferation applications. To sustain the nuclear data workforce and the train the next generation of nuclear data scientists, the NSSC is organizing a summer school for students from nuclear science and engineering programs across the country. Leveraging the expertise of professors and national lab scientists across the NSSC network, the school will provide an overview of all functions that make up the nuclear data pipeline, from measuring and modeling through compilation, evaluation, validation, and uncertainty quantification.

August 1 – 12, 2022- The NSSC Nuclear Data Data Summer School: A robust nuclear data process is needed to provide the information required for nonproliferation applications. To sustain the nuclear data workforce and the train the next generation of nuclear data scientists, the NSSC is organizing a summer school for students from nuclear science and engineering programs across the country. Leveraging the expertise of professors and national lab scientists across the NSSC network, the school will provide an overview of all functions that make up the nuclear data pipeline, from measuring and modeling through compilation, evaluation, validation, and uncertainty quantification.

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June 21st – August 12th 2022 – 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.

June 21st – August 12th 2022 – 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.

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