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1 Nuclear Safeguards Education at the University of Missouri Current Activities and Future Opportunities Kathleen M. Trauth, Ph.D., P.E. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Missouri Columbia, MO

2 University of Missouri University of Missouri Research Reactor— analytical chemistry, materials modification College of Engineering Graduate Nuclear Engineering program Medical and Veterinary Programs—health physics Arts and Sciences—physics & chemistry

3 Evolution of Safeguards Program Faculty with National Laboratories experience in nuclear waste management Impetus for development of nuclear safeguards certificate Graduate student internship with IAEA in geospatial area Student chapter of Institute of Nuclear Materials Management

4 Safeguards Opportunities Information analysis Undeclared activities Declared activities

5 Educational Structure Must take place within an existing degree program Safeguards education integrated into existing degree programs Engage undergraduate and graduate students Engage faculty

6 Educational Opportunities Interest by agencies, national labs, professional organizations and the private sector in safeguards education Faculty conducting research in applicable areas Applicable educational content available; need to think “outside-of-the-box”

7 Undergraduate on the Way to Graduate Develop interest (e.g., speakers) Link safeguards topics to the degree Electives (including co-listed courses) Minor/area of specialization may be available Undergraduate research experience as connection to graduate school

8 Opportunities for Safeguards Education Unofficial Area of specialization (e.g., within Electrical and Computer Engineering) Electives Official Minor Certificate (fixed or categories of courses)

9 Nuclear Engineering Minor For students in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, or Physics with an interest in nuclear power Requires 5 courses 4 Required 1 Elective

10 Nuclear Engineering Minor— Required Courses ENGR Engineering Thermodynamics NU ENG Energy Systems and Resources NU ENG Introduction to Reactor Engineering NU ENG Nuclear Radiation Detection (co-taught with CHEM 4600)

11 Nuclear Engineering Minor-- Electives NE Applications of Nuclear Technology to Society NE Radiation Safety NE Scientific & Technological Aspects Terrorism & Counter Terrorism NE Introduction to Fusion ECE 7550 Introduction to Plasmas

12 Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Safeguards Science & Technology ECE 7335: Nuclear Safeguards Science and Technology (co-listed as NE 7335) NE 7331: Nonproliferation Issues for Weapons of Mass Destruction NE 7303: Radiation Safety NE 7391: Nuclear Radiation Detection

13 Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Safeguards Science & Technology Only available as a graduate option Only 6 hours (2 courses) count for both a degree program and the Graduate Safeguards Certificate

14 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Group A (Foundation course) Group B (Theoretical Breadth course) Group C (Technical Breadth & Application) Capstone experience or additional course from above

15 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Group A (Foundation course) GEOG 7840—Geographic Information Systems I NATR 7325—Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

16 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Group B (Theoretical Breadth course) GEOG 7710—Spatial Analysis in Geography GEOG 7830—Remote Sensing

17 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Group C (Technical Breadth & Application) GEOG 7860—Advanced Remote Sensing NATR 7365—GIS Applications GEOG 7940—Geographic Information Systems II PUB AF 8320 Spatial Analysis for Public Affairs

18 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Capstone experience GEOG 8085—Independent GIS Project FOR 8050—Independent GIS Project

19 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Only available as a graduate option All 12 hours (4 courses) count for both a degree program and the GIS Certificate

20 A Multidisciplinary Workshop to Train the Next Generation of Safeguards Advocate DOE-funded, INMM student chapter- organized workshop at MU February 2010 Collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, INMM Central Chapter, MU College of Engineering

21 A Multidisciplinary Workshop to Train the Next Generation of Safeguards Advocate Agency and national laboratory presentations on safeguards Faculty presentations on research and course content (multiple universities) Nuclear engineering and other disciplines Student participation Presentations Career fair

22 A Multidisciplinary Workshop to Train the Next Generation of Safeguards Advocate Safeguards presentations Educational Career Paths to MC&A The Role of the IAEA Safeguards Inspector Unattended Monitoring NDA and Measurements Containment & Surveillance Security Systems IT Infrastructure Security

23 A Multidisciplinary Workshop to Train the Next Generation of Safeguards Advocate University presentations Science and Engineering Information Science and Analysis Policy, Communications and Compliance

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25 Crosswalk

26 Take Aways Need to build up the infrastructure within universities Leverage current research and courses Think broadly about what courses and experiences constitute safeguards education Continue working on “documenting” safeguards education


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