AINSE Winter School

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet future collaborators and go hands-on with ANSTO's landmark facilities.
Applications open March 2020 for the 24th Winter School (July 2020)

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Meet potential future collaborators and explore
future research options through a mix of lectures, hands-on experiments and demonstrations.

Students meeting researchers at the Research Roundup Networking dinner

All expenses covered

ANSTO provides for the costs of the experiments, while AINSE covers your travel, accommodation, meals and social activities throughout the program.

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For more information, and to apply, please contact your University Councillor or AINSE administration.

“Absolutely amazing. I would do it again in a heartbeat.”
“Meeting like-minded students and the AINSE/ANSTO staff was wonderful and the students from our city plan on keeping in touch.”

23rd AINSE Winter School: Monday 8th July - Friday 12th July 2019

The annual AINSE Winter School offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for senior undergraduate students to discover the potential for further research in nuclear science and related technologies. Students travel to ANSTO’s Sydney campus for a week-long intensive school, where they can meet and engage with future research collaborators, go hands-on with ANSTO’s landmark research facilities, and network with other like-minded students from all across Australia and New Zealand.

AINSE Ltd. offers scholarships to each of its member universities to enable a nominated student to attend the annual Winter School held at ANSTO’s Sydney Campus each July.

The scholarship is open to all senior undergraduate students interested in learning about the techniques of nuclear analysis. Such techniques have applications across a wide range of disciplines, including archaeology, biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, materials science, medicine, nanotechnology, and physics.

The AINSE Winter School provides an ideal opportunity for students in their final year of undergraduate STEM studies to meet potential collaborators and explore potential options for future research projects and meet potential collaborators. Throughout the week, students attend a mix of lectures, social programs, and hands-on experiments using:

  • Neutron Scattering (using neutron beamlines on the OPAL Multipurpose Reactor);
  • Ion Beam Analysis (using ANSTO’s suite of linear accelerators);
  • Environmental studies using natural radioactivity (including sedimentation rates and erosion, geomorphology, and climate change);
  • Nuclear techniques in soil and groundwater studies (including nuclear probes for metals in soils, radioactive tracers in flow studies, and pollution tracking); and
  • Gamma Irradiation (investigating radiation processing and the chemical and biological effects of ionising radiation)

Tours of other major facilities at ANSTO’s Sydney campus are also included in the program, alongside a Research Roundup networking dinner and poster session.

For more information, and to apply, please contact your University Councillor or AINSE administration.

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About AINSE

The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE Ltd.) is an integral organisation for enhancing Australia’s and New Zealand’s capabilities in nuclear science, engineering, and related research fields by facilitating world-class research and education. 

AINSE offers a range of programs and services to its members, including generous domestic and international conference support, scholarships for honours & postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers, and intensive undergraduate education schools. These benefits aim to foster scientific advancement and promote an effective collaboration between AINSE members and ANSTO.

We respectfully acknowledge the Dharawal nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which AINSE is located.

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