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The NNSA is a federal agency tasked with national security through nuclear science, including finding ways to ensure the nuclear weapon stockpile still works, without having to do direct weapons testing. The SSGF program seeks to bring financial and professional development opportunities to highly-trained scientists and engineers in areas of study related to nuclear science.
In the days of social distancing, grad students might be craving socializing more than food. An easy way to keep up with your peers and stay in the know about your research area is to start a virtual journal club!
Moving to a new city can be an overwhelming process. The Rice community wants to help its incoming graduate students transition to life in Houston as seamlessly as possible.