The Division of Research and Economic Development will host the UNLV-National Security Technologies (NSTec) Symposium in the Science and Engineering Building Auditorium on Friday, March 28, 2014, from 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m. The goal of the event is to bring together UNLV researchers currently supported by NSTec to present updates on their research in the areas of security technologies, power systems, neutron detection, seismic analysis, and nuclear forensics.
NSTec manages operations at the 1,360-square-mile Nevada National Security Site (formerly the Nevada Test Site) and at its related facilities and laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Field Office. The company’s projects include homeland security and defense applications, defense experimentation, and nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship, as well as environmental management.
Speakers at the March 28 event include Dr. Peter Lyons, assistant secretary for Nuclear Energy for the DOE, and Howard Bender, NSTec director for Site Directed Research and Development. UNLV faculty and students will also speak about their research.
The event will open with a Lyons’ presentation and conclude with tours of key UNLV laboratories. The symposium is free and open to all UNLV faculty and staff, however, registration is required. Please register by March 19.