The Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) of TAMU 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 which was part of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Next Generation Safeguards Initiative Program at TAMU.
During the week-long visit to ORNL, the students learned the fundamental science and practical application of safeguards measurement techniques through laboratory experimentation. In addition, the students attended lectures in safeguard measurement techniques, visited the Spallation Neutron Source, the X-10 Graphite Reactor, the Coupled End-to-End demonstration hot cell facility, and the National Center for Computational Sciences' Jaguar XT5 computer facilities at the laboratory in addition to seeing one of the three high-purity germanium crystal growing facilities in the world.
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