The Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives coordinated with Argonne National Laboratory to provide an International Nuclear Facilities Experience for graduate-level engineering and policy students from universities in the U.S. and early career professionals from national laboratories.
Nuclear policy and a shared commitment to serve tie together the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, creating cross-disciplinary interactions that connect the opposite sides of campus.
On April 24-26, the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives and the National Institute of Advanced Studies co-organized a discussion meeting on human reliability programs in Bengaluru, India.
From Jan. 29 through Feb. 1, the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives collaborated with Amity University in India, Oak Ridge National Laboratory U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency to conduct a nuclear security workshop.
In November, Dr. Craig Marianno and Dr. Jeremy Osborn from the Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives traveled to Cape Town, South Africa, to conduct a nuclear security workshop at Eskom, the South African electricity utility that operates the Koeberg nuclear power station.
Radiation detection portal monitors are the primary means by which the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection can scan cargo and vehicles to detect radiation at the border. NSSPI master's student Ryan Coogan is currently studying the strategic analysis of radiation detection portal monitors and mobile detection systems in border monitoring.
Two Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows joined the Department of Nuclear Engineering and will work with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station's Center for Nuclear Security Science and Policy Initiatives. The program supports young scholars to pursue policy-relevant technical research in nuclear security.