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Texas A&M Student Chapter and NSSPI Graduates Honored at INMM Annual Meeting

August 8, 2016

Several NSSPI students and graduates were honored at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), which was held in Atlanta, Georgia from July 24-28.  The Texas A&M INMM Student Chapter was presented with an award for its 10th anniversary. Students from Texas A&M, under the guidance of former NSSPI director Dr. William Charlton, formed the very first INMM student chapter in 2006.  The success of the Texas A&M student chapter has led to the cultivation of other INMM student chapters both within the U.S. and around the world.&n...
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Dromgoole Awarded HPS Fellowship

October 16, 2014

NSSPI student Lainy Dromgoole has been awarded the 2014-2015 Robert Gardner Memorial Fellowship from the Health Physics Society.  The fellowship includes a $5000 stipend and a travel grant to attend the HPS Annual Meeting in Indianapolis in the summer of 2015. Dromgoole is a graduate student working with NSSPI faculty member Dr. Craig Marianno on research in the area of health physics. ...
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NSSPI Students Win AREVA-Canberra Film Contest

August 15, 2014

Jennifer Erchinger, Jose Trevino, Timothy Jacomb-Hood, Manit Shah and Micheal Smith, nuclear engineering graduate students working with NSSPI faculty member Dr. Craig Marianno, won first place at the Canberra University Video Challenge. Their video highlights examples of students using Canberra products in their classes and research in radiation detection. A variety of products are shown as students scan a box for a hidden source, a variation of one of the laboratory exercises. The research focus of the video demonstrates a radiation portal monitor used for screening livestock ...
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Shah Wins Award for Paper at 2014 INMM Annual Meeting

August 4, 2014

Manit Shah's paper titled "Simulation Analysis of Scintillation in a Nal Detector" was selected as the best student paper for the Nonproliferation and Arms Control Division of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) at their annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia in July.  Shah is a Nuclear Engineering Ph.D. student working with NSSPI faculty member Dr. Craig Marianno and Dr. Sunil Khatri of the Texas A&M Department of Electric and Computer Engineering. His work investigates using a new type of integrated circuit as a replacement for photomultiplier tubes used for ...
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Miller Recognized with Early Career Award from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management

August 1, 2014

The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) recognized NSSPI graduate Dr. Karen Miller with the Early Career Award at their annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia in July. The Early Career Award was established to recognize technical and professional achievements in the field of nuclear materials management by INMM members who are in the early stages of their careers. Dr. Miller currently works in the Safeguards Science & Technology Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her research is focused on the design and implementation of nondestructive assay (NDA) systems for n...
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Erchinger to Attend International Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development

February 15, 2013

NSSPI student Jennifer Erchinger has been selected to attend The 2nd International Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security and Safeguards, on February 18-26, 2013  in Tokyo.  Erchinger is currently working with NSSPI faculty member Dr. Craig Marianno and will be earning her Master's degree in Health Physics in the spring of 2013. Her primary research focus has been in the development of a specialized radiation portal that will be used to scan livestock following a radiological incident such as a nuclear power plant accident or terrorist...
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NSSPI Team Places First in AggiE-Challenge Showcase Presentations

December 5, 2012

The AggiE-Challenge team led by NSSPI faculty member Dr. Sunil Chirayath placed first in the AggiE-Challenge Showcase student poster presentation competition held on Monday, December 3rd.  The showcase marked the end of the first semester of work for the AggiE-Challenge teams.  The AggiE-Challenge program is sponsored by the Dwight Look College of Engineering at TAMU and aims at actively engaging undergraduate students with multidisciplinary team projects related to the major engineering challenges facing our society as articulated by publications like the National Academy...
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Feener Awarded Sorenson Scholarship at INMM Annual Meeting

July 30, 2012

NSSPI student Jessica Feener was named the 2012 recipient of the Robert J. Sorenson Memorial Scholarship given by the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) at their annual meeting this July in Orlando, Florida.   Feener earned a B.S. degree in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from TAMU. She is a Ph.D. candidate working with Dr. William Charlton on nuclear weapons verification techniques and is currently conducting her research at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak R...
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Elmore and Gariazzo Named NNIS Fellows

May 14, 2012

Royal Elmore and Claudio Gariazzo have been selected to receive fellowships from the Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards Graduate Fellowship Program.  The program is sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and is intended to help meet the needs of both organizations for personnel with expertise in nuclear nonproliferation research and development.  The fellowship is renewable for up to four years and includes payment of tuition and a monthly stipend.  Fellows will gain hands-on experience dur...
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Erchinger Awarded HPS Fellowship

May 7, 2012

Jennifer Erchinger has been named the winner of the 2012-2013 Robert S. Landauer, Sr. Memorial Fellowship from the Health Physics Society.  Erchinger is a Health Physics Master's student who is currently working with Dr. Craig Marianno on a project to construct a scalable radiation portal for livestock. The fellowship includes a $6000 stipend to support Erchinger's graduate work for the coming year as well as a $800 travel grant to cover her trip to the 2013 HPS Annual Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin. The fellowship was established in honor of Dr. Robert S. Landauer, Sr. and hi...
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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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Grypp Places First in HPS Competition

April 18, 2012

Matt Grypp was awarded first place among graduate participants at the South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society's annual Student Presentation Competition. Grypp is a Ph.D. student working with Dr. Craig Marianno on the SHIELD Project (Smuggled HEU Interdiction through Enhanced anaLysis and Detection) to develop detector systems to be used in border monitoring. His presentation, "Gamma Radiation Detection from a Spreader-Bar Crane at the Port of Tacoma," focused on gamma measurement experiments conducted in August 2011 at the Port of Tacoma's Rail Test Center. Radiation detec...
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Rogers Named HPS Fellowship Recipient

May 12, 2011

Jeremy Rogers, a health physics graduate student working with Dr. Craig Marianno, was awarded the 2011-2012 J. Newell Stannard Fellowship. The fellowship includes a $5,000 stipend to support Rogers' graduate work in addition to a travel grant to attend the 2012 Health Physics Society Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California. Rogers is currently pursuing his master's degree and working on his thesis, "Portable Detection System Photomultiplier Tube Replacement with an Integrated Circuit."  The fellowship was established in honor of Dr. Stannard in recognition of his many years of...
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Goddard and Feener Named NNIS Graduate Fellows

September 7, 2010

NSSPI students Jessica Feener and Braden Goddard have been awarded graduate fellowships from the Nuclear Nonproliferation International Safeguards (NNIS) graduate fellowship program. This is the first year of the program, which is sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). It aims at encouraging students to pursue graduate studies in nonproliferation and international safeguards in order to meet the "need for appropriately and highly trained personnel for the research and development in areas related to ongoing DOE/NNSA spons...
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Goddard Wins DOE Student Award for Innovative Fuel Cycle Research

August 5, 2010

NSSPI student Braden Goddard has been awarded a 2010 U.S. Department of Energy Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award for his paper, "Real-time Detection of UREX+3a Extraction Streams for Materials Accountancy." Goddard won third place in the category of Nuclear Materials Accountability and Control Instrumentation, an award that carries with it a cash prize of $2000. The awards are given by the Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to recognize innovation in fuel-cycle-relevant research being conducted by graduate and undergraduate students. ...
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Miller Wins INMM Student Paper Award

August 4, 2010

NSSPI graduate, Dr. Karen Miller, was awarded the J. D. Williams Student Paper Award by the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) at their annual meeting July 11-15, 2010 in Baltimore, MD for her paper "The Uranium Cylinder Assay System for Enrichment Plant Safeguards." This paper is the result of research she conducted at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Miller earned her doctorate from TAMU in May of 2010 and is continuing her work with the N-1 Safeguards Science and Technology group at LANL. The award was created in 2003 and named for James D. Williams, INMM ...
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Goddard Awarded Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship

January 21, 2010

Braden Goddard, a NSSPI doctoral student, has been chosen to receive a $5000 scholarship from the Roy G. Post Foundation on March 9th 2010 at the Waste Management 2010 (WM2010) Awards Luncheon to be held in Phoenix, AZ. Goddard received his B.S. and M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University and is currently working with Dr. Charlton on a research project to quantitatively verify the mass of a multi actinide mixture using non-destructive methods. The Roy G. Post Foundation (named after a former Arizona Professor) was created to support students and encourage them to e...
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Goddard wins INMM Student Paper Award

July 20, 2009

Braden Goddard won the J. D. Williams Student Paper Award at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), which was held in Tucson, Arizona July 12-16, 2009. His paper, "Real-Time Detection of UREX+3a Extraction Streams for Materials Accountancy," was co-authored by Dr. Charlton and Dr. McDeavitt and was in competition with 32 other student papers. Goddard was also awarded a cash prize of $1000. ...
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Miller Paper Selected Winner of NPT Noncompliance Paper Contest

March 12, 2009

NSSPI student, Karen Miller, has been selected the winner of a paper contest held by the Standing Committee on International Security of Radioactive and Nuclear Materials under the Nonproliferation and Arms Control Division of the INMM. Her paper, "When is Noncompliance, Noncompliance?" was presented at the "Third Annual Workshop on Reducing the Risk from Nuclear and Radioactive Materials" held March 10-11, 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her paper will now be submitted for publication to the Journal of Nuclear Materials Management. Follow the link, below, to read this paper in its...
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James Miller Awarded Two Fellowships this Summer

August 22, 2008

NSSPI student, James Miller, was awarded the Nuclear Forensics Fellowship from DNDO/DTRA and the Robert J. Sorenson Memorial Scholarship from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) this summer. Miller is one of six recipients of the Nuclear Forensics Fellowship, a fellowship awarded through a program whose stated goal is "to encourage talented students to continue their education and seek a graduate education in radiochemistry research related to the nuclear forensics program." The Robert J. Sorenson Memorial Scholarship was awarded on Wednesday July 16th, 2008 at the ...
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Adrienne LaFleur winner of the Student Best Paper Award

July 30, 2008

NSSPI student, Adrienne LaFleur, was named the winner of the Student Best Paper Award at the 8th International Conference on Facility Operations-Safeguards Interface in Portland, Oregon. The title of her paper was "Nondestructive Measurements of Fissile Material Using Self-Indication Neutron Resonance Absorption Densitometry (SINRAD)." ...
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