20241 - Nuclear Security Summer School
The University of New Mexico Nuclear Engineering department has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Office of International Nuclear Security (NNSA-INS) and experts from Sandia, Los Alamos, and Idaho national laboratories to offer a two-week, executive-style Nuclear Security Summer School course focusing on the theory, current practices, advancements in, and design and analysis of nuclear security systems.
The course will include both class-based discussion and hands-on experience, with students visiting the renown Nuclear Security Technology Complex at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque.
What You'll Learn
This professional development course consists of two, one-week modules. This compressed format was designed to meet the needs of working professionals and students alike. The two modules are:
Module 1. Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nuclear Security (July 10-14, 2023)
- Core concepts for nuclear security
- Tour of Nuclear Security Technology Complex at Sandia National Laboratories
- Policies and best practices in nuclear security
- Current context and capabilities
- Challenges to current nuclear security approaches
- Future capabilities, challenges, and needs
Module 2. Nuclear Security System Design and Analysis (July 17-21, 2023)
Participants will design a security system for a hypothetical facility to protect against a hypothetical design basis threat. You will be able to select a hypothetical facility that most aligns with their interests, such as a small modular reactor, light water reactor, research reactor, multiple facility complex, fuel fabrication facility, reprocessing facility, or fuel fabrication plant. Participants will work in groups and be guided by a mentor from one of the primary stakeholders.
Who Should Attend
- Nuclear engineers
- Advanced nuclear engineering students and doctoral candidates
- DOE personnel
- Nuclear security managers and professionals
- University faculty
Participants must attend 80% of sessions to receive a Certificate of Completion.
Participants should be in the nuclear engineering or nuclear security fields.
This course is offered through UNM Nuclear Engineering.
The UNM Nuclear Security Program was developed to ensure that the next generation of nuclear security experts are prepared for the challenges of this growing, global industry.
The program is in partnership with UNM Nuclear Engineering, the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Office of International Nuclear Security (NNSA-INS) and experts from Sandia, Los Alamos, and Idaho National Laboratories.
UNM Staff, Faculty and Retirees can use their Tuition Remission benefit on professional development programs.