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Undergraduate Radiochemistry Summer School – Oregon State University

Running from June 18 through July 28, 2017, the school is for undergraduate students in chemistry and related disciplines (physics, nuclear engineering). The summer school is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy and hosted this year by the Oregon State University School of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) and the Department of Chemistry in Corvallis, Oregon. Candidates should be junior or senior level undergraduates with an interest in nuclear science, and have completed a minimum of two years of chemistry and one year of physics. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Student award includes $4,000 stipend as well as coverage of housing and travel costs. Upon satisfactory completion of the summer school, participating students will receive eight transferable credits at the 400 level. A flyer has been created with this information as well.

Students should apply online at: ne.oregonstate.edu/radiochemistryschool. Applications are due February 28, 2017. The summer school is limited to 12 students and acceptance notification will be sent by March 31, 2017.

Short description:

Blending classwork and labwork, participants in our school will learn the physics of nuclear structure, radioactive decay and nuclear reactions, principles of radiodetection, chemistry of actinides and fission products, radiolysis, production and separation of radionuclides. The nuclear fuel cycle will be presented from fundamental chemistry to engineering applications.

Students will benefit from the expertise of our guest lecturers invited from the DOE national labs and collaborating university partners, and work on their independent research projects under faculty guidance and present their results at a student conference at the end of the summer school.

Students will also tour Hanford Site, AREVA and Energy Northwest facilities in Richland, Washington, and the Oregon State TRIGA Research Reactor in Corvallis.

In addition, student will be guided about their future career options field in this field and application for a university graduate program in nuclear and radiochemistry in the U.S.

Contact

Dr. Alena Paulenova, summer school director, OSU School of Nuclear Science and Engineering

alena.paulenova AT oregonstate.edu

DOE – Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer Schools

The Department of Energy has again funded these long running summer schools for 2017. Interested students can get more information from the summer schools website, https://chemistry.missouri.edu/nucsummer, from the flyer, or from Prof. J. David Robertson, robertsonjo AT missouri.edu

Nuclear Forensics Summer School

The Department of Homeland Security is again sponsoring a Nuclear Forensics Summer School in conjunction with University of Missouri, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Utah, and Washington State University, and the Los Alamos and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. This 6 week program is hosted at the University of Utah, and students will receive stipends. For more information, see the flyer, or contact Nancy Butner, Los Alamos National Laboratory: nbutner AT lanl.gov

Apply at http://www.lanl.gov/org/padste/adcles/chemistry/inorganic-isotope-actinide/nuclear-forensics/index.php