2023 Nuclear Science Week

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Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is an internationally observed week-long celebration of all aspects of nuclear science. This year the event is hosted by the Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences (NERS) Department at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

October 17th, we welcomed Dr. Tony Shin, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) staff scientist and University of Michigan Ph.D. graduate, for a seminar on “An Overview of Research Activities in the Space Science and Applications Group, ISR-1.” In addition to being a former NERS student, Dr. Shin is the current LANL point of contact for the MTV consortium and following his talk was able to connect with current students on their research projects and lab collaborations.

Prof. Sara Pozzi moderated the Nuclear National Security Panel during the Nuclear Science Week Showcase event October 18, 2022 at the Rackham Amphitheater. The panel consisted of Jessica Bufford (Nuclear Threat Initiative), Mary Hockaday (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Alfred O. Hero (U-M Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Tony Shin (Los Alamos National Laboratory). The panel spoke about how contributions from students are essential to continued research in nuclear engineering as their innovation and perspective is important. 

Two MTV graduate students, Katie Mummah (University of Wisconsin) and Londrea Garrett (University of Michigan), participated in the Student Panel during the Showcase October 18. During their talk they discussed how they got into nuclear science, the importance of outreach to younger students, and their experiences collaborating with national laboratories.

On Wednesday, October 19th the Detection for Nuclear Nonproliferation Group (DNNG) Laboratory welcomed NSW attendees to a tour of their lab and showed their research in active interrogation and augmented reality. More details of the Nuclear Science Week events and presentation recordings can be found HERE