INMM Workshop: Policy and Technical Fundamentals of International Nuclear Safeguards
WHEN: Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 2:30pm-5:45pm EST
WHERE: Online in conjunction with the Annual INMM Meeting
WHO & WHAT: This workshop will provide participants with a basic overview of nuclear safeguards, including:
- the nuclear fuel cycle
- safeguards treaties and legal issues
- safeguards approaches
- safeguards application for nuclear facilities
- nuclear material control and accounting
The majority of the coursework for the workshop will be completed online with a half-day virtual panel session to be conducted at the Annual Meeting of the INMM. This is an excellent opportunity for students to receive a sound foundation in safeguards and interact with some of the world experts in the field.
ANTICIPATED SPEAKERS: Jill Cooley, Shirley Johnson, Dunbar Lockwood, Therese Renis, Laura Rockwood, and Michael Whitaker
ONLINE MODULES: Participants will complete the following online modules offered by the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives (NSSPI) at Texas A&M University:
- Introduction to Nuclear Security and Safeguards
- The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
- Introductory Statistics
- Nuclear Material Accountancy
- Containment and Surveillance
- Spent Nuclear Fuel Safeguards
- Uranium Enrichment Safeguards
- Applied Statistics for Safeguards
LIVE SESSION: The virtual panel session will consist of speakers giving additional lectures on a number of topics related to international safeguards, with time allotted for a panel discussion and for addressing questions posed by the participants. The speakers are international safeguards experts and professionals with current or recent experience in policy, technical implementation, and/or inspections.
CREDIT: Upon completion of both the online and face-to-face portions of the workshop, participants will be awarded 3 continuing education units from Texas A&M University, along with a professional certificate issued by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station.
Participants completing the entire program will earn 3 CEUS and a Professional Certificate
Student Scholarships– there will be a set number of scholarships available to waive the registration cost. If you are interested, email Kelly Ragusa (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details and requirements.
For more information, see our flyer.
Registration will be done through the INMM website.
2020 Summer Online REU Program
The Online Research Experience for Undergraduates (O-REU) program at Texas A&M University is a fully remote, summer 2020 research program for undergraduate students. The program runs from May 26 to August 7 with no residency requirement or face-to-face meetings.
- Individualized mentorship of students by faculty from Texas A&M University and technical staff members from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory
- Online technical training in computation, simulation/modeling, machine learning, and other topics
- Community events, including technical presentations by students, an online seminar series, virtual lab tours and more
- Preparation for post-graduate activities, especially for applying to graduate programs
Out of nearly 200 applicants, summer sponsorships have been provided to 58 students from across the United States. We are grateful to all of our sponsors:
- National Science Foundation
- REU Site: Multifunctional Materials, funded under award no. 1852535
- Multi-Information Source Value of Information Based Design of Multiphase Structural Materials, funded under award no. 1663130
- DMREF: Collaborative Research: Accelerated Development of Damage Tolerant and Oxidation Resistant Alumina-Forming MAX Phases, funded under award no. 1729350
- CC* Team: SWEETER — SouthWest Expertise in Expanding, Training, Education and Research, funded under award no. 1925764
- Center for Research Excellence on Dynamically Deformed Solids (CREDDS)
- Funded by the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, under Award No. DE-NA0003857
- Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nuclear Security Administration