Collaborations with other universities

2012 saw the institute’s first collaboration on curriculum development with another university. North Carolina State University, working with the institute and ORNL, upgraded and expanded their Principles of Nuclear Security and Non-pro­liferation class to include a broader treatment of nuclear security topics.

Because the NCSU class coincided with UT’s Physical Security class, we sponsored the develop­ment of a head-to-head physical security table-top exercise between the NCSU class and the UT class as a capstone event. This event, dubbed the “Ura­nium Bowl,” was played out between UT and NCSU during NCSU’s spring break at the UT campus.

The graduate student who led the development of the Uranium Bowl gave a paper on it at the 2012 INMM Meeting, and a number of other universities are now interested in participating.