The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded $25 million to the University of California, Berkeley, to lead a multi-institution consortium that supports the nation’s nuclear nonproliferation mission through the training and education of experts in the nuclear security field. The consortium brings together more than 100 researchers from UC Berkeley; Michigan State University; UC Davis UC Irvine; the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) based in San Diego; the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Washington University in St. Louis. The researchers and students in the consortium collaborate with four DOE laboratories: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. The consortium will also bring in a wider network of affiliates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions and their connections, and 10 primarily undergraduate colleges. See more info at NSSC home page.

NSSC focus is on the hands-on training of undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of nuclear physics, nuclear and radiation chemistry, nuclear engineering, nuclear instrumentation and public policy.