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Students Travel to ORNL for Hands-On Training at Safeguards Laboratory

May 23, 2016

Every year, a group of NSSPI students attend a nuclear security and safeguards short course in the Safeguards Laboratory at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  This year's short course took place in April and the group consisted of five nuclear engineering graduate students currently working with NSSPI faculty and three students from the Bush School of Government and Public Service. The students were accompanied by NSSPI Deputy Director and nuclear engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Craig Marianno.  The week-long short course consisted of both lectures and valuable ...
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NSSPI Students and Faculty Take Part in Nuclear Security and Safeguards Workshop at ORNL

November 28, 2012

Six students from TAMU joined students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Pennsylvania State University (PSU) to participate in a hands-on workshop on nuclear security and safeguards at the Safeguards Laboratory at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) from October 15-19, 2012.  Faculty members Dr. Craig Marianno from NSSPI and Dr. Brenden Heidrich from PSU also took part in the workshop, as did two students from the Tomsk Polytechnic University in Russia who are currently interning at NSSPI. The workshop was led by ORNL staff members, including former NSSP...
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NSSPI Sponsors NDA Applications Short Course Held at ORNL

November 1, 2011

During the week of October 24-28, a group of TAMU Nuclear Engineering students visited Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, TN, to participate in the "Non-Destructive Assay (NDA) Applications for International Safeguards" practical short course at ORNL's Safeguards Laboratory as part of the  "Radiation Detection and Nuclear Material Measurements" class at TAMU (NUEN-605). The class consisted of both lectures and valuable hands-on experience with safeguards instrumentation and software, providing the students with practical understanding of a number of NDA techn...
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NSSPI Sponsors NDA Techniques Training at ORNL

June 10, 2010

NSSPI sponsored twelve undergraduate students to visit the Safeguards Laboratory at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee May 17-21 for the Nuclear Material Safeguards Nondestructive Assay Techniques education and practical training course. Dr. Sunil Chirayath and Claudio Gariazzo of NSSPI organized and escorted the students on the trip, and Dr. Alexander Solodov helped conduct the training and visits at ORNL. The course is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Next Generation Safeguards Initiative Program at TAMU. The students were all part...
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Highlights from the NDA Applications for International Safeguards Short Course at Oak Ridge National Lab

November 25, 2009

The Non-Destructive Assay (NDA) Applications for International Safeguards Short Course at Oak Ridge National Lab was held November 16-20, 2009. Students from NUEN 605 (Radiation Detection and Nuclear Materials Measurements) and NUEN 650 (Nuclear Nonproliferation and Arms Control) learned about applied nondestructive assay measurement techniques in nuclear material safeguards, discussed nonproliferation issues with NSSPI and ORNL staff, and gained first-hand experience in measuring special nuclear material using state-of-the-art technologies. This was the first course to incorporate ...
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NSSPI Hosts NDA Training at ORNL for TAMU NE Undergrads

June 8, 2009

Several TAMU nuclear engineering juniors visited Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Safeguards Laboratory during the week of May 26-29, 2009 for Nuclear Material Safeguards Nondestructive Assay Techniques education and practical training, hosted by the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute(NSSPI). Students learned about applied nondestructive assay measurement techniques in nuclear material safeguards, discussed nonproliferation issues with NSSPI and ORNL staff, and gained first-hand experience in measuring special nuclear material using state-of-the-art technologies. In additi...
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Highlights of the ORNL Short Course

December 1, 2008

From November 17-21, 2008, NSSPI sent several of its graduate students to Oak Ridge National Laboratory to participate in a week-long short course on safeguards and NDA techniques. ...
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