The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division of the American Nuclear Society is concerned with radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
Ethics have been promoted during several recent RPSD sessions.



You may also be interested in issues surrounding:

professional judgment, competing choices, employer pressure, due diligence.

NASA Space Radiation Summer School, June 5–23, 2017, with student arrival on May 31
The NASA Space Radiation Summer School (“NSRSS”) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory is designed to provide a “pipeline” of researchers to tackle the challenges of radiation exposure to humans who will travel on space exploration missions.  The course is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with an interest in the radiation sciences, including physics, biology, and engineering.  More than 50 lectures cover detailed topics in radiation biophysics, cancer biology, normal tissue radiobiology, charged particle physics and dosimetry, as well as the characterization of space radiation environments.  In-depth laboratory exercises support the lectures.  Applications are open to both U.S. nationals and foreign nationals. 
The scientific director for NSRSS 2017 is Dr. Amy Kronenberg, Biophysicist Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 
Detailed information about the application process for the 2017 NSRSS is available through the following link:
You may also contact the course administrator, Ms. Katy Buckaloo, at or 832-978-9542


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