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NSSPI Students Attend NDA Training at LANL and Participate in INMM Southwest Chapter Technical Meeting

June 20, 2017

The Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) organized a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico last week for Texas A&M University nuclear engineering graduate students and two NSSPI professional staff members. The trip had two objectives: to attend a one-day 19th Annual Technical Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) Southwest Chapter on May 16th and get hands-on training on uranium and plutonium measurements on May 17th. The students, Linda Anuar, Barbara Fisher, Paul Mendoza, Patrick O'Neal, Athena Sagadevan, Yanu...
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NSSPI Leads Nuclear Facilities Experience in Japan

June 14, 2016

From May 15-20, the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) led the 2016 Nuclear Facilities Experience (NFE) in Japan for graduate students from U.S. universities and young professionals from U.S. national laboratories.  The event was coordinated in conjunction with the Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN), which is part of the Japan Atomic Energy Authority (JAEA). Support for NSSPI's coordination of the NFE was granted by the Next-Generation Safeguards Initiative (NGSI) of the Office of Nonproliferation and Arms ...
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NSSPI Faculty and Students Attend 3S Seminar and Symposium in Japan

March 16, 2016

NSSPI faculty and students traveled to Japan for the 5th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security, and Safeguards, which took place from February 21 - March 3.  The annual event is hosted and organized by the Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, NSSPI, the Japan chapter of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management, and the International Nuclear Research Collabo...
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NSSPI Leads Nuclear Facilities Experience in the UK

October 5, 2015

Faculty and staff from the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) at Texas A&M University organized the second Nuclear Facilities Experience (NFE) for American students and young professionals through a grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration's Next Generation Safeguards Initiative.  This experience, which took place in the United Kingdom from September 13 through 18, included students from five U.S. universities (Texas A&M, the University of Michigan, the University of New Mexico, the University of Tennessee, and Penn State Universit...
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NSSPI Supports Domestic Nuclear Facilities Experience for Students

June 16, 2015

Students from the Texas A&M University Department of Nuclear Engineering and Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) participated in the 4th annual domestic Nuclear Facilities Experience (NFE) from May 17 through May 23.  This was the first year that the NFE included students from another Texas A&M University System partner.  This year's NFE included visits to an extensive range of nuclear sites throughout New Mexico and Texas, including the Urenco uranium enrichment plant, Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Pantex nuclear we...
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Shah Attends International Pre-Inspector Course

June 1, 2015

Manit Shah, a graduate student in nuclear engineering at Texas A&M University, attended an International Safeguards "Pre-Inspector" Course hosted by Idaho National Laboratory from May 12-22 in Idaho Falls. The course was intended to provide international safeguards knowledge and training to complement existing nuclear engineering and physics education and experience. During the course, participants had a unique opportunity to use a wide range of currently fielded the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) equipment and to do hands-on exercises as intended and applie...
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NSSPI Participates in International 3S Human Resource Development Symposium and Seminar in Japan

March 31, 2015

NSSPI student Daniel Hellfeld, along two other students from the Texas A&M University Department of Nuclear Engineering, Jonathan Scherr and Matthew Garza, travelled to Tokyo, Japan for the 4th International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security, and Safeguards titled "Nuclear Safety in the Post-Fukushima Era" from February 17 - 26. The symposium and seminar was organized by the Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAE...
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Gariazzo Presents Nuclear Security Lecture Series for Students at PDPU in India

February 11, 2015

From January 19-30, Texas A&M Nuclear Engineering Ph.d. student and NSSPI research staff member Claudio Gariazzo presented a series of 14 lectures on nuclear security to a group of eight first-year master's degree students at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) in India. The course covered basic nuclear nonproliferation and security, radiation detection, threat identification, facility characterization, physical security science, and other relevant topics. The program is sponsored by the US Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security, and Gariazzo is the four...
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Swinney Lectures on Nuclear Safeguards and Security at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University in India

April 4, 2014

From January 15 through February 16, 2014, NSSPI Ph.D. student Mathew Swinney presented a series of 27 lectures on nuclear safeguards and security to a group of 11 first-year master's degree students at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) in India.  The program is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of State through the Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and Texas A&M University through the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI). This is the third time that NSSPI has sent a Ph.D. student to PDPU to present lectures on nuclear safeguards an...
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NSSPI Participates in Global Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards Human Resource Development Symposium and Seminar in Japan

March 25, 2014

Six NSSPI students, along with NSSPI Director Dr. William Charlton, Texas A&M Department of Nuclear Engineering Department Head Dr. Yassin Hassan, and Dr. Richard MacNamee of the Bush School, traveled to Tokyo, Japan to attend the International Symposium and Seminar on Global Nuclear Human Resource Development for Safety, Security and Safeguards from February 25th - March 7th.  The symposium was organized by the Academy for Global Nuclear Safety and Security Agent at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TI-Tech) in Cooperation with NSSPI, the Embassy of France in Japan, the J...
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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 Hosts Academic Exchange with Students and Faculty from the Tokyo Institute of Technology

November 26, 2013

NSSPI hosted a group of students and faculty from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TI Tech) from September 11-13 for an academic exchange with NSSPI students and faculty.  Students from both institutions presented their research and participated in social activities together.  Faculty also discussed future collaboration between Texas A&M and TI Tech.   While at Texas A&M, the TI Tech delegation visited the Nuclear Science Center and Disaster City, where they participated in an emergency response exercise led by NSSPI faculty member Dr. Craig Marianno....
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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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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 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 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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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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