AINSE Winter School Scholarship - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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AINSE Winter School Scholarship

Applications for AINSE 2020 Winter School are now closed for 2020.

The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE Ltd) is offering one scholarship to nominated USC students to attend the 2020 AINSE Winter School on applications of nuclear techniques.

The School is held at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s (ANSTO’s) Lucas Heights campus, located approximately 30km south of Sydney. The 24th AINSE Winter School will run over five days from Monday 6th to Friday 10th July 2020.

The scholarship is open to all senior undergraduate students to whom a knowledge of nuclear analysis techniques would be of interest. Such techniques have applications in areas ranging from agriculture to zoology, including physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science, geography, geology, and archaeology. The Winter School provides an ideal opportunity for students in their final year of undergraduate STEM studies to explore potential options for future research projects and meet potential collaborators.
The Winter School involves a mixture of lectures, experimental sessions and demonstrations, and includes hands-on experience in experiments using:

  • Neutron Scattering (instruments on the OPAL multipurpose reactor);
  • Ion beam accelerators (techniques of ion beam analysis of materials and applications to environmental analysis);
  • Gamma irradiation (chemical and biological effects of ionizing radiation and radiation processing);
  • The use of natural radioactivity in environmental studies (sedimentation rates and erosion, late quaternary problems, geomorphology, climate change); and
  • Using nuclear techniques in soil and ground water studies (nuclear probes for metals in soils, radioactive tracers in flow studies, pollution).

Tours to inspect other major facilities at ANSTO’s Lucas Heights campus are also included in the program.
A social program including networking dinners and speakers encourages students to discuss important current social issues involving science and technology.

  • part time or full time Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students in their final year of undergraduate studies or Honours studies at USC
Eligible programs
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs
Number available

AINSE pays for flights, accommodation, all meals and social activities during the program.