D.G. Ford, W.S. Charlton, and K. Ragusa,
"Safeguards Education at Texas A&M University,"
Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting for the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management
, Baltimore, Maryland, July 11-15, 2010.
The Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI), Texas
A&M University (TAMU) has established a Nuclear Safeguards
Education Portal (NSEP) designed to meet the growing need for
asynchronous safeguards education. A series of introductory modules
have already been developed, and presented to the community.
Further modules are being prepared and launched to address
supplementary introductory material in addition to more complex
subject matter. The Safeguards Terminology module has been designed
to complement the IAEA Safeguards Glossary as an online resource
with an inclusive set of safeguards terms partnered with
instructive videos, reference material, discussion forums, and self
assessments. The Statistics and Safeguards module provides students
who have already completed the introductory modules with a detailed
overview of what mathematical techniques and instruments are
typically employed in the safeguards field. Finally, the
Containment and Surveillance module is being designed to introduce
students to the equipment, barriers, and practices used in the
safeguarding of nuclear material. These modules will continue to
provide the safeguards community with a mechanism for quickly and
effectively educating students with a wide array of backgrounds