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 President in 2001-2002, in recognition of “his energetic backing of young professionals and tireless support of the INMM to stimulate interest in, respect for, and proliferation of nuclear materials management principles.” The competition is based on both students’ written papers and their presentations and is judged by the INMM’s Awards Committee and the Technical Division Chairs or their designees. First place winners are awarded a cash prize of $1,000.
Last year’s competition was won by another NSSPI student, Braden Goddard.