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The Federation of American Scientists Awards Fellowship to NSSPI Student to Investigate Nuclear Security Training in the U.S.

May 26, 2017

Barbara Fisher, a graduate student with the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI), was awarded a $1,000 fellowship by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) to investigate the nuclear security education opportunities across the United States. She has written a paper titled "Powering the Future of Nuclear Security through Regional Programs," which surveys nuclear security education opportunities across the United States and focuses on the necessity of regional programs for training the future generation of subject matter experts in this area. In particular, the p...
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NSSPI Student Attends Science and Security Summit

May 15, 2017

On April 21st, Yanuar Ady Setiawan, a graduate student with the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute, took part in the Science and Security Summit 2017, which was hosted by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.  The FAS sponsored three graduate-level engineering students currently working in the area of nuclear security and nonproliferation at US universities to speak on the subject of the role of scientists and engineers in global security and safety and in the current political landscape....
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NSSPI Participates in International Nuclear Security Conference

January 24, 2017

In December, TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) Instructional Designer Kelley Ragusa traveled to Vienna, Austria to participate in the IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions.  Ragusa delivered a presentation titled "Preparing the Next Generation of Nuclear Security Professionals-The Technology/Policy Nexus," which discussed nuclear security training and education being carried out at Texas A&M University by NSSPI and the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI). The paper was part of a session that included a panel discussion...
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INMM Student Chapter and NSSPI Lead Nuclear Security Exercise at ANS Student Conference

April 27, 2015

At the 2015 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Conference, held at Texas A&M University, the officers of the Texas A&M Student Chapter of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), along with faculty from the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI), led participants in a table-top exercise that focused on the practical applications of nuclear security at facilities. The Nuclear Security Initiative (NSI) is an exercise designed by the faculty at NSSPI to be very similar to the exercises used by technical and public policy officials to simulate...
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Charlton and Students Participate in ESARDA Symposium

June 3, 2013

NSSPI Director Dr. William Charlton and students Dr. Braden Goddard and Julia Eigenbrodt traveled to Bruges, Belgium to participate in the 35th Annual European Safeguards Research & Development Association (ESARDA) Symposium from May 27-30.    Each of the students gave a presentation at the symposium. Dr. Goddard's presentation was titled "Expanding the Capabilities of Neutron Multiplicity Measurements: Conclusions from a Four Year Project," and Eigenbrodt gave a presentation titled "Simulations and Preparation for PNAR Measurements of Fugen Fuel."  The symposi...
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Charlton Participates in CTBTO Academic Forum

March 26, 2013

From March 18-20 NSSPI Director Dr. William Charlton participated in the CTBTO Academic Forum in Vienna, Austria.  Focused on education related to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), the forum was organized by the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) as part of their Capacity Development Initiative and intended for academics engaged and interested in CTBT education as well as broader disarmament and non-proliferation topics.  The purpose of the forum was to build upon the dialogue of a previous seminar held last su...
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Goodsell Wins Session Award at ANS Student Conference

April 23, 2012

NSSPI student Alison Goodsell was awarded the Isotopes and Radiation Session Award at the 2012 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Conference, which was held April 12-15 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Goodsell presented research on the use of a quartz-crystal x-ray spectrometer to improve the detection of the Pu and U x-ray peaks in spent fuel by reducing the Compton background.  The overall scope of the presentation was on the design process for the quartz crystal and the customized tungsten collimator system. ...
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NSSPI Students Present Research at GLOBAL 2011

January 17, 2012

From December 11-16, 2011, NSSPI staff and students presented their work at the GLOBAL 2011 conference held at Makuhari Messe in the Chiba province of Japan. The first day of the conference was focused on the affects of the Fukushima-Daiichi accident on the nuclear futures of nations such as France, Russia, the U.S., Kazakhstan, India, and, of course, Japan. The second day was devoted to in-depth discussions on advances in technology related to the back-end of the nuclear fuel cycle. NSSPI students Braden Goddard, Julia Eigenbrodt, and Alison Goodsell were able to present their wo...
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Highlights from the 31st Annual ESARDA Meeting

June 17, 2009

The 31st Annual Meeting of European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ESARDA) took place from the 26th to the 28th of May, 2009 in Vilnius, Lithuania. NSSPI was represented by Dr. William Charlton, Adrienne LaFleur, Dr. Paul Nelson, and Daniel Strohmeyer. According to Adrienne Lafleur, the international community expressed great interest in the research NSSPI presented at the meeting, and it was a "very interesting and a great experience." To see photos and papers from the conference, go to the NSSPI photo album. ...
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