Challenges and Opportunities in Nuclear Science and Radiochemistry Education at the University of Missouri
Over the last thirty years, numerous reports and workshops have documented the decline in nuclear and radiochemistry education programs in the United States. Practitioners and stakeholders are keenly aware of the impact this decline will have on emerging technologies and critical research and are fully committed to rebuilding programs in nuclear and radiochemistry. The challenge is, however, to persuade our academic peers and administrations to invest in nuclear and radiochemistry education and training programs in view of multiple competing priorities. This paper provides an overview of the expansion of the radiochemistry program and the creation of the Nuclear Energy Technology Workforce (NETWork) Center at the University of Missouri, Columbia and the lessons learned along the way.
8th International Conference on Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry: MARC-VIII
- Pub Date:
- August 2009
- Activation analysis and other radiochemical methods;
- Research in physics education;
- econophysics financial markets business and management;