Undergraduate Radiochemistry Summer School

1 February 2017

We are looking for outstanding candidates for the Undergraduate Radiochemistry Summer School sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy and hosted this year by the Oregon State University School of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) and the Department of Chemistry in Corvallis, Oregon. Running from June 18 through July 28, 2017, the school is for undergraduate students in chemistry and related disciplines (physics, nuclear engineering). Candidates should be junior or senior level undergraduates with an interest in nuclear science, and have completed a minimum of two years of chemistry and one year of physics. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. Student award includes $4,000 stipend as well as coverage of housing and travel costs. Upon satisfactory completion of the summer school, participating students will receive eight transferable credits at the 400 level.

Short description:

Blending classwork and labwork, participants in our school will learn the physics of nuclear structure, radioactive decay and nuclear reactions, principles of radiodetection, chemistry of actinides and fission products, radiolysis, production and separation of radionuclides. The nuclear fuel cycle will be presented from fundamental chemistry to engineering applications. 

Students will benefit from the expertise of our guest lecturers invited from the DOE national labs and collaborating university partners, and work on their  independent research projects under faculty guidance and present their results at a student conference at the end of the summer school.

Students will also tour Hanford Site, AREVA and  Energy Northwest facilities in Richland, Washington, and the Oregon State TRIGA Research Reactor in Corvallis.

In addition, student will be guided about their future career options field in this field and application for  a university graduate program in nuclear and radiochemistry in the U.S. 

Contact
Dr. Alena Paulenova, summer school director, OSU School of Nuclear Science and Engineering
alena.paulenova@oregonstate.edu

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