Texas A&M University physicist Rupak Mahapatra was recently appointed as director of research engagement for The Texas A&M University System National Laboratories Office. Read more about Mahapatra and his experience in an article on the Texas A&M University College of Science website.
The Texas A&M University System National Laboratories Office hosted Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) Day on Sept. 9. Graduate and undergraduate panel discussions provided students with the opportunity to learn about internships and jobs at national labs. NSE Day also featured a career fair.
Fifty-five Texas A&M University students competed in the first Aggies Invent of the fall semester on Sept. 6-8. The focus of the 48-hour event, sponsored by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, was nuclear security.
Members of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and The Texas A&M University System recently led a workshop aimed at assessing current efforts in high-volume, flexible, and agile materials sample preparation and target fabrication, fostering collaborative interactions that take advantage of present advances, and considering initiatives that could attract sponsor support.
On June 25, 2019, Dr. Sean McDeavitt, director of the Nuclear Engineering & Science Center, hosted the first Experimenters Integration meeting at Texas A&M University. This meeting aimed to provide an overall framework of the whole project to the people on the experiment team. The meeting was also an opportunity to hear from research teams in order to understand what their progress has been and what their needs are in order to move forward.
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) partnered with Texas A&M University to host Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) Day on April 8. The event offered attendees the chance to learn about career opportunities and internships for all STEM majors with the NNSA labs, plants, and sites.
Officials with The Texas A&M University System announced Thursday that the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) will help address critical needs in the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile by providing technical expertise, workforce development and training at the Pantex Plant, the nation’s primary facility for the final assembly, dismantlement and maintenance of nuclear weapons.
The United States has not developed new nuclear weapon designs since the end of testing, but instead has been refurbishing some, retiring others, and making repairs and replacing parts in others. “Materials degrade over time, but our experts still have to ensure they will work,” said Adams, adding that guaranteeing the weapons are still functional is imperative to the goals of nuclear deterrence. That’s where predictive computational modeling comes in.
Los Alamos National Laboratory begins operations today under a new management and operating (M&O) contract between Triad National Security, LLC (Triad) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The NNSA awarded the M&O contract to Triad on June 8, 2018.
Triad National Security LLC, which includes The Texas A&M University System, has received official notice to proceed toward managing the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico.