National Nuclear Chemistry Summer School

The Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology of the American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsors the summer school in nuclear and radiochemistry which are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Selected students are awarded fellowships that include a stipend of $4000, all tuition and fees, transportation to and from the Summer School location, housing, books, and laboratory supplies. Transferable college credit will be awarded through the ACS accredited chemistry programs at San José State University (7 units) or the State University of New York at Stony Brook (6 units).

The summer school program was founded as an educational outreach and workforce developmental activity to promote expertise in nuclear science and to provide trained personnel to meet the nation's needs in nuclear research, nuclear power and nuclear medicine. Twelve students are chosen for each of the two sites. Brookhaven National Laboratoryand San José State University are proud to host these programs and encourage you to apply.

The six week course consists of lectures on the fundamentals of nuclear science, radiochemistry, and their applications in related fields. Laboratory work will introduce you to state-of-the-art instrumentation and technology used routinely in basic and applied nuclear science. In addition to the formal instruction, the course will include a Guest Lecture Series and tours of nearby research centers at universities and National Laboratories. Students will meet and interact with prominent research scientists from universities and the DOE national labs who are working in nuclear and radiochemistry, nuclear medicine, nuclear forensics, and related fields.