Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program Overview
Established in 2002, the Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program funds academic research in the areas of materials under extreme conditions, low energy nuclear science, radiochemistry, and high energy density physics. One of the goals of the program is to fund research projects at universities that conduct fundamental science and technology research that is of relevance to stockpile stewardship. An important focus of the program is to provide hands-on training and experience to students who will be the next generation of scientists and physicists in the these areas of interest in stewardship science, and potentially be employed at one of our national laboratories.
Time-resolved, optical spectroscopy is used by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Washington State University to examine changes in condensed matter response at extreme conditions.
Graduate student makes final adjustments on the NRIXS instrument prior to data collection at HPACT.
Graduate student inspects Oak Ridge Rutgers University Barrel Array (ORRUBA)
PhD students setting up inelastic x-ray scattering measurements at sector 3 of APS
Banner photo: The Texas Petawatt laser bay at the University of Texas, Center for High Intensity Laser Science (Stewardship Science Academic Alliance Program)
Banner photo: The Texas Petawatt laser bay at the University of Texas, Center for High Intensity Laser Science (Stockpile Stewardship Academic Alliance Program)