The MeV Summer School is intended to improve the training of engineers and applied scientists involved in the design, licensing and operation of a 21st century nuclear energy industry through a multi-faceted learning approach of lectures, tours, and other activities. The school is organized through the cooperation of multiple stakeholders with a shared goal of building a strong workforce to support global nuclear expansion.
The 2021 MeV school is a virtual event organized by Argonne National Laboratory with the theme of “Holistic Innovation: Integrating methods, experiments, and people to advance nuclear technology”. The faculty will be drawn from top experts in academia, industry, and government. The general organization and conduct of the school will be overseen by an international board of senior experts. A local secretariat will provide technical, logistical and administrative support to students and faculty.
The MeV Summer School will provide upcoming and current engineers and scientists with advanced studies in integrated modeling, experimentation, and validation to develop an understanding of the current and future challenges facing nuclear energy advancement. Successful students will leave with a holistic, forward-looking view of MeV that cannot be provided by any other current curriculum. The school provides a forum for drawing the best topical expertise from around the globe. It is the aim of the school to foster the development of a next-generation network of scientists and engineers capable of advancing nuclear energy in the 21st century through integrated modeling and experimentation.
The MeV Summer School integrates a wide range of teaching and mentoring expertise, deeply underpinned by knowledge, skills, and experience. An integrated toolbox of modeling and experimentation will be developed with an emphasis on developing skills for critical thinking leading to impactful research and development.
Throughout the school, students have opportunities to interact with school lecturers and senior scientists from academia, government agencies and laboratories, and industry. Participants will receive a student booklet introducing each student's research, enabling the students to obtain feedback and input from prominent experts and lecturers, and facilitating further student-student interactions and networking. The program will include a panel discussion of experts to foster discourse on exciting topics presented in the curriculum. The panel will be open for questions/answers and interaction with the panelists. The classroom instruction will be augmented by tours and other activities to link the classroom material to practical research.
A certificate of graduation will be awarded for the successful completion of the MeV Summer School. Graduate credit is available after successful completion of the MeV Summer School, upon request, and at additional cost to the student.
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