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NSSPI Continues Five Year Tradition of Hosting Russian Student Interns

April 17, 2015

From November 2014 through January 2015, NSSPI hosted a student intern from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Russia. This marks the fifth consecutive year that NSSPI has hosted student interns from TPU as part of a research engagement program sponsored by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Material Protection, Control and Accounting. The purpose of these joint research projects between TPU students who are working toward engineering degrees in material protection, control, and accounting and NSSPI faculty, staff, a...
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NSSPI Hosts Student Interns from Tomsk Polytechnic University in Russia

January 29, 2014

During the Fall 2013 semester, NSSPI hosted two student interns from the Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Tomsk, Russia.  The exchange was part of a joint project with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) led by NSSPI Associate Research Engineer Claudio Gariazzo to exchange technical and cultural information between academic personnel through collaborative research and build relationships between TPU and NSSPI/PNNL. The students selected for the program, Stanislav Edreev and Aleksandr Ovchinnikov, are engineering degree program (EDP) students from TPU. Their 11 w...
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NSSPI Students and Staff Participate in Arms Control Exercise in Norway

December 4, 2013

Over a five day period in early November, five NSSPI students and two staff members joined five students from Tomsk Polytechnic University and Tomsk State University to engage in a simulated arms control exercise under the UK-Norway Initiative in Oslo, Norway. The exercise was hosted by the Institute for Energy Technology (Norway), Atomic Weapons Establishment (UK), and King's College London (UK). King's College London will present data attained from the exercise at the 2014 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee and the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review C...
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NSSPI Students and Staff Participate in 7th Annual Nuclear Nonproliferation Summer School in Tomsk, Russia

September 2, 2013

August 7-18, NSSPI students and staff joined students and faculty from Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk State University, and several other Russian and Ukrainian universities at the seventh annual Summer School for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy in Tomsk, Russia. The summer school gives students from both technical and policy backgrounds the opportunity to meet international peers, experience a different culture, engage in dialogue on security, safeguards, and nonproliferation related concerns, and interact with experts from various international org...
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NSSPI Leads Nuclear Facilities Experience in Japan

April 18, 2013

The Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) at Texas A&M University recently conducted the 2013 Nuclear Facilities Experience (NFE) in Japan. The event was co-coordinated with the Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN) of the Japan Atomic Energy Authority. Participants in the NFE included students and professors from Texas A&M, the Tomsk Polytechnic University of Russia, and the Hanoi University of Science of the Vietnamese National University.  Dr. William Charlton, director of NSSPI and an associate professor...
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NSSPI Hosts Interns from the Tomsk Polytechnic University in Russia

December 13, 2012

From October 1 to December, NSSPI hosted two student interns from the Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in Tomsk, Russia.  Denis Tatarnikov and Dmitry Prokopyev spent their internship at NSSPI conducting research in nuclear security and nuclear forensics under a project sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration's Office of Material Protection, Control, and Accounting and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  The Tomsk students not only conducted substantive research projects during their time at NSSPI, producing a detailed report and presentation, bu...
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NSSPI Faculty and Students Participate in Nonproliferation Summer School in Russia

August 29, 2012

From August 10 - 20, 2012, NSSPI faculty and students traveled to Tomsk in Russia to participate in the 6th International Nonproliferation Summer School: "Nuclear Technologies: Nonproliferation, Disarmament, and Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy." They also met with and discussed joint research and educational projects with Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) faculty, signed a joint TAMU-TPU Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and toured the TPU Museum, Exhibition Center, Educational laboratories, and the Atomic Energy Information Center. At the Nonproliferation Summer School, 26 stude...
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Special Issue of the Journal of Nuclear Materials Management to Feature RAP-NIS Students

March 12, 2012

The Winter 2012 edition of the Journal of Nuclear Materials Management is a special issue featuring the work of students involved in the Russian Academic Program on Nonproliferation and International Security (RAP-NIS), a technical safeguards education collaboration between NSSPI, TAMU, and two premier Russian universities: the Russian National Research Nuclear University Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute (NRNU-MEPhI) and the Obninsk State Technical University's Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering (NRNU-IATE). According to NSSPI research engineer Claudio Gariazzo in the ...
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NSSPI Hosts Russian Student Interns from Tomsk Polytechnic University

January 12, 2012

This fall, NSSPI hosted two student interns, Vladimir Marchenko and Alexey Nikienko, from the National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) of Russia through a project coordinated by NSSPI staff members Claudio Gariazzo and Dr. Alexander Solodov. The objective of their tenure at TAMU was to fulfill a practical work experience requirement as part of their respective engineering degree plans and to enhance their proficiency of the English language. Both students are enrolled in the TPU nuclear material protection, control and accounting engineering degree program. Working und...
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RAP-NIS Student Research Symposium Brings Together Students from the US and Russia

August 17, 2011

NSSPI students and staff traveled to the Labor Spiez in Switzerland from July 25-27 for the Russian Academic Program in Nonproliferation and International Security (RAP-NIS) Student Research Symposium. The Student Research Symposium allows students from the US and Russia to share their graduate research and build professional relationships.  NSSPI students Roushan Ghanbari and Travis Gitau joined students from Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute (MEPhI) and the Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering (IATE), both institutes of the Russian National Researc...
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NSSPI Students and Faculty Participate in Joint U.S.-Russia Educational Program Internship in Moscow

October 7, 2010

In September 2010, six TAMU students from the Nuclear Engineering department, including two NSSPI students, travelled to Moscow, Russia for a 2-week long internship at the National Research Nuclear University's Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI). The internship was part of the Joint U.S.-Russia Educational Program on Advanced Energy Technologies, a three-year-long collaboration with the University of Maryland funded by the U.S. Department of Education, which focuses on increasing interaction between U.S. universities and MEPhI through workshops, student exchanges and facul...
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NSSPI Students Participate in Foreign Field Experience in the UK

July 14, 2010

During the week of June 21-25, students and staff from NSSPI (TAMU), the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute (MEPhI), and the Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering (IATE) took part in a Foreign Field Experience in the UK as part of the Russian Academic Program in Nonproliferation and International Security (RAP-NIS). The goal of the Foreign Field Experience is to foster interaction between American and Russian students while they visit nuclear sites and participate in discussions of nuclear nonproliferation and safeguards. The participants gave presentations on thei...
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RAP-NIS Meeting Held in Switzerland

June 21, 2010

NSSPI organized a meeting of the participants in the Russian Academic Program in Nonproliferation and International Security (RAP-NIS) at the Labor Spiez in Switzerland during the week of May 31, 2010 to discuss the past successes and future direction of the program. RAP-NIS is a collaboration various international partners to develop nuclear nonproliferation education programs in the U.S. and Russia. Representatives of NSSPI-TAMU included NSSPI director Dr. William Charlton, NSSPI associate research engineer Claudio Gariazzo, and Dr. Lee Peddicord, director of the Nuclear Power I...
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ORNL and PNNL Interns from Russian Universities Visit TAMU

January 4, 2010

From November 30th through December 4th, 2009, NSSPI and the Department of Nuclear Engineering at TAMU hosted a group of students from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) and the Tomsk Polytechnic Univerisity (TPU) currently working in the United States as interns at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The students, Dmitry Gerasimov, Andrey Zhukov, Leonid Khodalev, Olga Mikhaylova, and Petr Mansurov, were able to tour the campus and sit in on several graduate-level nuclear engineering classes and labs as part of their e...
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CEIP U.S.-Russia Workshop

August 11, 2008

NSSPI is to help coordinate a U.S.-Russia Workshop with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The title of the workshop will be "The Next Generation of Advances in Safeguards and Verification Technologies" and will take place at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in Moscow, Russia December 15-16, 2008. This workshop involves commissioned papers by both U.S. and Russian scientists exploring "transformational approaches" that may provide technological means for enabling breakthroughs in multilateral approaches to safeguarding the fuel cycle in problematic emerging nucl...
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