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NSSPI Conducts Nuclear Security Curriculum Review Workshop with Amity University in India

June 14, 2017

From June 1 through 3, the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) conducted a nuclear security curriculum review workshop with Amity University on the Amity campus in near New Delhi in India.  Faculty from nine different Indian universities attended the workshop to increase their knowledge on nuclear security topics and share their lessons learned, best practices, and challenges in developing nuclear security curricula.  The subject matter experts for the workshop included both U.S. and Indian faculty: NSSPI Director Dr. Sunil Chirayath; NSSPI Deputy Dire...
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NSSPI Provides Nuclear Security Curriculum Development Support to Indonesian University

February 16, 2017

From January 30th through February 3rd, the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) welcomed Professor Sihana from the Department of Engineering Physics and Nuclear Engineering at the University of Gadjah Mada, (UGM) in Indonesia for a visit to discuss the development of a nuclear security curriculum for UGM.  After Prof. Sihana presented the preliminary outline he developed for the new nuclear security courses, NSSPI faculty and staff provided him with the required resources to realize his planned curriculum.  Prof. Sihana was given an overview of NSSPI...
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Senior Brazilian Scientists Visit NSSPI for Nuclear Security Study Tour

December 16, 2016

Three senior scientists with the Brazilian Institute for Nuclear and Energy Research (IPEN) visited the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) from November 29 to December 1, 2016 to learn about NSSPI's nuclear security curriculum. The U.S. Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear Security sponsored the visit of Professors Jorge Sarkis, Osvaldo Negrini, and Delvonei Alves De Andrade to NSSPI in support of developing a nuclear security education and research program at IPEN. Sarkis, Negrini, and Alves interacte...
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Chirayath Contributes to Safeguards Curriculum Development Workshop for Sub-Saharan Africa

July 28, 2016

From July 18-22, NSSPI Director Dr. Sunil Chirayath traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee to take part in a nuclear safeguards curriculum development workshop for university professors from Nigeria and Ghana at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The workshop was sponsored by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration's International Nuclear Safeguards Engagement Program.  The program aimed at introducing the faculty to materials and approaches for integrating nuclear safeguards programs into existing university curricula and certificate programs. &...
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Faculty from the Ukraine Visit NSSPI to Discuss Nuclear Security Curriculum

July 26, 2016

Seven professors from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in the Ukraine spent the week of June 20-24 at the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) as part of their Nuclear Security Education Summer Tour. The Summer Tour was sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Global Material Security and hosted by NSSPI and Sandia National Laboratories. The purpose of the tour was to give the participants a foundation in nuclear security and provide them with instructional materials and pedagogical knowledge in the area.  The group was acco...
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