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Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer Schools

The Nuclear and Radiochemistry Summer Schools (NCSS) are INTENSIVE six-week programs for undergraduates. Funding is provided by the US Department of Energy, and the summer schools are administered through the Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (NUCL) of the American Chemical Society. Fellowships include stipends, all tuition and fees, transportation to and from the Summer School location, housing, books, and laboratory supplies. Transferable college credit will be awarded through the ACS accredited chemistry programs at San Jose State University (7 units) or the State University of New York at Stony Brook (6 units). Current stipend levels are $4000 for the 6-week program.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should be undergraduates with an interest in nuclear science who are presently in their sophomore or junior year of study at a US college or university. They should have completed at least two years of chemistry, one year of physics and one year of calculus. Applicants must be US citizens.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course will consist of lectures on the fundamentals of nuclear science, radiochemistry, and their applications in related fields. Laboratory work will introduce you to state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology used routinely in basic and applied nuclear science. In addition to the formal instruction, the course will include a Guest Lecture Series and tours of nearby research centers at universities and National Laboratories. Students will meet and interact with prominent research scientists from universities and the DOE national labs who are working in nuclear and radiochemistry, nuclear medicine, nuclear forensics, and related fields.

FUTURE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES: Participants in the Summer Schools will be encouraged to join a research project during the following summer at a university or federal research institution. Considerable personal assistance will be provided to secure summer positions and admission to PhD and MD programs at leading universities.
An “Outstanding Student” is selected from each summer school site. These students will be invited to attend the following spring national meeting of the American Chemical Society with all expenses paid. Past participants have come from all across the country.

For more information, contact:

Professor Lynn C. Francesconi

National Director of the ACS Nuclear Chemistry Summer Schools (2019-2022)

Hunter College of the City University of New York

695 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10065

Email: LFRANCES@hunter.cuny.edu

Phone: 212-772-5353

FAX: 212-772-5332