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Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School

Program Name
Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School
This 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 annuallyl at universities nationwide. The 2013 summer school was hosted at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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 2013 program is now closed.  The competition cycle for next year’s class begins January 2014.
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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