Ugandan Scientific Visit 2015

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This booklet shows highlights of the Ugandan Scientific Visit to the Nuclear Power Institute at Texas A&M in 2015.


<ul><li><p>Ugandan Scientifi c Visit </p><p>2015</p></li><li><p>22</p><p>The Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) organized and conducted a scientifi c visit for a group of professionals from Uganda at Texas A&amp;M University in July. The purpose of this program was to provide the participants with a comprehensive introduction to nuclear power so that they will have a good understanding of the many elements and dimensions of implementing a nuclear power program and the technical and policy issues surrounding them. It was jointly sponsored by the Ugandan government and International Atomic Energy Agency.</p><p>The program included presentations on basic nuclear power plant systems, operations, and safety culture needs, as well as policy issues related to nuclear regulation, human resource development, nuclear waste management, and national </p><p>infrastructure. Speakers for the program were subject matter experts from all aspects of nuclear power drawn from industry, utilities, regulatory agencies, and academia. At Texas A&amp;M, the participants visited the Nuclear Science Center and the Cyclotron Institute.</p><p>The training program also included a trip to the South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company in Wadsworth, Texas, where the participants met with the company leadership, management, and staff involved in all aspects of nuclear power generation. They also met with County Judge Nate McDonald of Matagorda County to see how local governments are integrated into a nuclear power program, and toured the nuclear power training facility at Wharton County Junior College.</p><p>The participants included both engineers and scientists, as well as business and fi nancial professionals, who are involved in evaluating the possibility of developing nuclear power in Uganda. This training program will aid Uganda in understanding the steps necessary to establishing a safe and effective utilization of nuclear energy.</p><p>Ugandan Scientifi c Visit</p><p>College Station, Texas, U.S.A.July 7 17, 2015</p><p>expeutilitpartInst</p><p>TheProthanThCnf</p></li><li><p>333</p><p>NPI would like to thank all of the sponsors, participants, and speakers who contributed to the success of this training program. </p></li><li><p>44</p><p>Participants</p><p>Maxwell OnapaDeputy Executive Secretary</p><p>(Ph.D - Epidemiology, M.B.A.)</p><p>Naomi ObboEnvironmental Impact </p><p>Assessment Officer (M.S.)</p><p>Alex NuwagiraProcurement Officer</p><p>(Masters - Business/Finance)</p><p>Rachel LutaloState Attorney(Masters - LLB)</p><p>Sabbiti BagumaNuclear Safety Engineer</p><p>(M.S. - Nuclear Engineering)</p><p>Yusuf MatovaHead of Communications</p><p>(MSC Project Management)</p><p>Patrick MuhindoActing Senior Economist(Masters - Economics)</p><p>Valeria NakaweesaCivil Engineer</p><p>(B.S. - Civil Engineering)</p><p>Alex TwesigyeNuclear Scientist</p><p>(M.S. - Nuclear Science)</p><p>Abel RwendeireInfrastructure and Planning</p><p>(Ph.D. - Biochemistry)</p><p>Joseph OdoiPrincipal Accountant</p><p>(Masters Accounting/Finance)</p></li><li><p>55555555555555</p><p>Wednesday, July 8, 2015</p><p>Developing a Nuclear Workforce </p><p>Mr. Michael Marler, Senior Project Manager,Accelerant Technologies LLC</p><p>Thursday, July 9, 2015</p><p>An Introduction - The International Regulatory Development Partnership</p><p>Program Ms. Tammy Way, Director, IRDP Program, United States NuclearRegulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.</p><p>Thursday, July 9, 2015</p><p>Public Acceptance and Local Government Prospective for a Nuclear Power Program </p><p>The Honorable Judge Michael Ford, County Judge (retired), Somervell County,Texas</p><p>Professional Seminar Topics</p></li><li><p>6666</p><p>Friday, July 10, 2015</p><p>New Technologies and Small Modular Reactor Economics </p><p>Dr. Sunil S. Chirayath, Interim Director and Associate Director, Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI), Texas A&amp;M University</p><p>Friday, July 10, 2015</p><p>Radioactive Waste Management </p><p>Mr. Lawrence R. Rick Jacobi, Jr., Owner andPrincipal Consultant, Jacobi Consulting, Austin, Texas</p><p>Wednesday, July 15, 2015</p><p>Nuclear Fuel Cycle </p><p>Dr. Paulo Barretto, Associate Director for International Programs, Nuclear Power Institute, Texas A&amp;M University</p><p>Thursday, July 16, 2015</p><p>Human Resource Requirements and Continuing Education </p><p>Dr. W. Wayne Kinnison, Research Scientist, Nuclear Power Institute, Texas A&amp;M University</p></li><li><p>777777777777777</p><p>Thursday, July 16, 2015</p><p>Roles and Responsibilities of People and Organizations for Nuclear Security,Safeguards and Safety </p><p>Dr. Paulo Barretto</p><p>Friday, July 17, 2015</p><p>Nuclear Power Plant Infrastructure Requirements</p><p>Mr. Carl G. Sayko , General Manager Support and Technology (retired), South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company</p><p>Friday, July 17, 2015</p><p>National Electric Grid, Distribution and Maintenance </p><p>Dr. Mladen Kezunovic,Eugene E. Webb Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,Texas A&amp;M University</p></li><li><p>8</p></li><li><p>9Matagorda County Court HouseMonday, July 13, 2015</p><p>9</p><p>The Honorable Nate McDonald, County Judge</p></li><li><p>10</p><p>South Texas Project (STP)Monday, July 13, 2015Wadsworth, Texas </p></li><li><p>11</p><p>Wharton County Junior CollegeTuesday, July 14, 2015</p><p>Bay City, Texas</p><p>11</p></li><li><p>12</p><p>Bay City, Texas</p></li><li><p>13</p><p>Nuclear Science CenterWednesday, July 15, 2015</p><p>Texas A&amp;M University</p></li><li><p>14</p><p>Cyclotron InstituteWednesday, July 15, 2015Texas A&amp;M University</p></li><li><p>15</p><p>Closing ReceptionThursday, July 16, 2015</p><p>1</p></li><li><p>1616</p></li><li><p>17111111117171777777</p></li><li><p>1818</p><p>Tami Davis Hollar</p><p>NPI Associate Director</p><p></p><p>Cable Kurwitz</p><p>Tees Associate Research En-gineer / Senior Lecturer</p><p></p><p>Jay Haines </p><p>NPI Recruiting Manager</p><p></p><p>Paulo Barretto</p><p>NPI Research Scientist</p><p></p><p>Wayne Kinnison </p><p>NPI Research Scientist</p><p></p><p>T.K. Bhardwaj</p><p>NSSPI Assistant Research Scientist </p><p></p><p>Stephanie Czajkowski</p><p>NPI Program Specialist</p><p>Staff from Texas A&amp;M University</p><p>Yassin Hassan</p><p>Department Head,Department of Nuclear </p><p>Engineering</p><p></p></li><li><p>191919</p><p>K. L. Peddicord</p><p>NPI Director</p><p></p><p>John Poston</p><p>NPI Associate Director</p><p></p><p>Valerie Segovia</p><p>NPI Director of Outreach and Development</p><p></p><p>Galina Tsvetkova</p><p>NPI Senior Research Associate / Lecturer</p><p></p><p>Natela Ostrovskaya</p><p>NPI Senior Research Associate / Senior Lecturer</p><p></p><p>Ann Wallingford</p><p>NPI Senior Program Specialist</p><p></p><p>Kelley Ragusa</p><p>NSSPI Communications Coordinator</p><p></p></li><li><p>Nuclear Power Institute 1470 William D. Fitch Parkway3475 TAMU College Station, TX 77845 USA Tel: +1-979-845-5802 Fax: +1-979-845-1273 E-mail: Website:</p></li></ul>


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