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Accession Number DE2012-1054057
Title Radiation Detection for Nuclear Security Summer School, 2012. Summary Report.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 41p
Personal Author J. A. Stave J. E. Baciak R. C. Runkle
Abstract The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) hosted students from across the United States at the inaugural Radiation Detection for Nuclear Security Summer School from June 11 22, 2012. The summer school provided students with a unique understanding of nuclear security challenges faced in the field and exposed them to the technical foundations, analyses, and insight that will be required by future leaders in technology development and implementation. The course heavily emphasized laboratory and field demonstrations including direct measurements of special nuclear material. The first week of the summer school focused on the foundational knowledge required by technology practitioners; the second week focused on contemporary applications. Student evaluations and feedback from student advisors indicates that the summer school achieved its objectives of (1) exposing students to the range of nuclear security applications for which radiation detection is necessary, (2) articulating the relevance of student research into the broader context, and (3) exciting students about the possibility of future careers in nuclear security.
Keywords Career development
Nuclear materials
Nuclear security
Radiation detection
Radioactive materials
Technology assessment

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77E - Nuclear Instrumentation
74H - Nuclear Warfare
92 - Behavior & Society
Corporate Author Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number DE-AC05-76RL01830

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