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Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School

Ready to make an impact?  Click here to get startedThe Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School program is designed to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. Through laboratory experiments and complementary lectures, students are introduced to the practice and technical aspects of nuclear forensic science. Students also gain a thorough understanding of the underlying science supporting this field of work.

Program Length

Six weeks, starting in June


Domestic Nuclear Detection Office


Rotating annually at universities nationwide. The 2014 summer school will be hosted by the University of Missouri, Columbia.


Each student will receive a room, one meal per day, and a $5,000 stipend that includes travel.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered you must:

  • Be an undergraduate student specializing in the physical sciences; and
  • Be a U.S. citizen.

Application Deadline

The application period for the summer 2014 program is now closed.  The competition cycle for the 2015 class begins January 2015.

Application Requirements and How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or technical reference
  • Official transcripts

Who to Contact for Additional Information

For more information on the program, please visit the program page on the LANL website.

For all other inquiries, email, with "Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School" in the subject line.

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