Event: Nuclear Trivia, Friday March 30, Suzzallo 328, 4:30 – 6 PM

Come out this Friday to Suzzallo 328 to try out your nuclear trivia! Don’t worry if you haven’t studied much nuclear science yet, come out and learn! Everyone is welcome!



Talk: Fukushima: A Retrospective, February 28, Thomson 101, 6:30 PM

Looking back close to the seventh anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, society not only continues to contend with the effects of the accident, but also with the questions of nuclear energy. How can we move forward to safely produce energy using nuclear power? And how can we prevent such a tragedy from occurring again?

Join us for light refreshments as retired U.S. Navy Captain and nuclear energy consultant Reid Tanaka relates his experience leading the U.S. response team through the crisis, and what he believes is in store for the future of nuclear energy.

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Talk: Nuclear Energy in Space

Come out Tuesday February 6th 7:30 PM to Thomson 101 to hear from Chris Morrison on nuclear energy in space!



Event: In-Fun-Mation Meeting!

Come out for snacks and games in a casual introduction to the activities of our club and opportunities in nuclear science and policy! 4-6 PM, Friday, December 1st, at the Physics and Astronomy Building, room C520. Don’t miss it!



Talk: Climate Change & Nuclear Energy In the 21st Century, November 1, 2017, Thomson 101

Come at 6:30 PM to Thomson 101 on November 1, 2017, and hear from guests Dr. James Conca (Forbes Energy), Lenka Kollar (NuScale), Mark Schanfein (PNNL), and Dr. Nick Touran (TerraPower) about climate change and nuclear energy. Free pizza will be provided!



Talk: Nuclear Power in the 21st Century at Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe

Thanks to everyone who came to the talk at Ada’s with Dr. Nick Touran and Scott Montgomery about nuclear power in the 21st century, hosted by Seattle Friends of Fission!



Talk: How are Nuclear Materials Monitored?

On Thursday February 23rd, Senior Nonproliferation Advisor Mark Schanfein from PNNL will give a talk about safely monitoring nuclear materials, an important problem that will need to be addressed in order to support any further nuclear development. Come hear from him while eating free pizza!



INMM General Info Session

Thanks to all who came out February 8th!



INMM Orientation & Networking Event

Join us THIS THURSDAY, April 28th at 4:30 PM in Thomson Hall 101 for a New-Members Orientation and Networking event. Everyone is welcome to come, members and non-members alike, so bring your friends! Pizza will be provided.

We are hoping to bring in some speakers for this event, so this could be a great opportunity to network with people who are actually working in the industry!

If you plan on attending the event, please indicate that you are going on Facebook so that we know how much pizza to bring.






Guest Speaker: Adam Stulberg

Tomorrow is our first event of the quarter! We will be having a dinner and discussion with Adam Stulberg, Ph.D., a professor from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.

When: Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, 7:00 PM

Where: Liam’s in U-Village

This will be a smaller event, so instead of registering, please email if you are interested in coming.



PNNL/Hanford Tour 

When: Thursday, May 28th, 2015 – Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Where: Richland, Washington



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Event Details

Either drive down on Thursday night (carpool or drive yourself) and stay at the hotel (info below) or get up early and get there by 10:45 am (4 hour trip). We have the government rate for the hotel$69 per room/night, or $34 per person/night. It is recommended that participants find roommates and contact the hotel directly.

Though we could not reserve the rooms, the hotel management is aware that the students will be calling to reserve rooms.  When calling, please indicate that you are with the “University of Washington PNNL Lab Visit” group and hotel management will know to give you the government rate.


We will tour the HAMMER training facility and RADACAD, as well as learn about internship opportunities and INMM during a working lunch (provided).


PNNL bus will pick up students at the hotel at 7:30 am.

Tour of Hanford B Reactor is 9-11:15 am, arrive back at the hotel at 12:30pm.

You may choose to depart Richland at this time, or see what Tri-Cities has to offer!


National Movie Screening Day:

The Man Who Saved the World

When: Tuesday, February 3rd, 5:30-7:30 PM

Where: Thomson Hall Room 101


The Man Who Saved the World Screening flyer

Few people know of him… Yet hundreds of millions of people are alive because of him. The actions of Stanislav Petrov, a retired Soviet military officer, prevented the start of a worldwide nuclear war and the devastation of much of the Earth.

INMM will be partnering with The Ellison Center to bring this movie presentation to you. Come to Thomson Hall 101 at 5:30 on Tuesday for some snacks and a great film!




New Year

January 2015 Event:

New Year, New Ideas

When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: University of Washington, Thomson Hall Room 101



Event Details

TerraPower® is a nuclear energy technology company based in Bellevue, Washington.

Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries decided that the private sector needed to take action. They believed that business interests could develop a scalable, sustainable, low-carbon and cost-competitive energy source that would allow all nations to quicken their pace of economic development and reduce poverty. TerraPower’s goal is to provide the world with a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy.

Since 2008, TerraPower has been bringing together the strengths and experiences of the world’s public- and private-nuclear energy sectors. With deep technical knowledge and commercial experience, TerraPower set out to develop a new nuclear technology called the traveling wave reactor (TWR). Mission-driven innovation has distinguished TerraPower from other nuclear energy endeavors. TerraPower’s unique approach will greatly simplify the current nuclear energy supply chain and significantly mitigate many of the shortcomings of today’s nuclear energy technologies.





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November 2014 Event:

Fields of Plenty

Physics and Astronomy Building, Room C520

November 19, 6PM-7PM

Featuring Dr. Halvor Undem

“The Other MAD: Mathematical Assessment of Damage and the Spiral in Cold War Nuclear Stockpiles”

Register HERE.


Dr. Halvor Undem has served as an Air Force officer, as a senior adviser in Nonproliferation Technology and Safeguards within the National Security Directorate of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and International Atomic Energy Agency expert assisting in the modernization of containment sealing systems, a major safeguard against nuclear material and theft. Dr. Undem is currently an Affiliate Professor at the Jackson School of International Affairs, where he teaches courses on International Safeguards, Nonproliferation, and Weapons of Mass Destruction-related issues..

We will also host Ryan Boscow from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, who will discuss specific opportunities for students at all levels in the labs at Seattle and Richland.

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October 2014 Event:

5 Minutes to Midnight

Allen Auditorium (in Allen Library)

October 29, 5:30 – 6:30

Featuring Dr. Robert Butterworth

“Death, Destruction and Deterrence: Grave Unknowns”

Register HERE.

Bob Butterworth, a member of the Breaking Defense Board of Contributors, is a consultant and expert on nuclear issues and intelligence. The president of Aries Analytics, Butterworth was former senior advisor to the head of Space Command and was a staffer on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, as well as on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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