The Nuclear Science and Engineering Research Center (NSERC)

The Nuclear Science and Engineering Research Center (NSERC)

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About the Center

The Nuclear Science and Engineering Research Center (NSERC) is a Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) office located at the United States Military Academy (USMA) which exists to facilitate Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) research at the Department of Defense degree-granting institutions. These institutions include the USMA, the United States Naval Academy (USNA), the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The NSERC provides students and faculty with the opportunities and resources to solve problems of national interest in support of the DTRA CWMD portfolio. Students and faculty who perform research for the NSERC have the opportunity to publish technical reports, and peer-reviewed papers and present conference talks. 

 Partners and Collaborators

The NSERC leverages faculty, cadet, and midshipmen academic expertise in the solution of problems of interest to the CWMD community and by doing so, enhances relevant research opportunities to the warfighter while simultaneously allowing these current and future leaders to develop awareness of technical and political aspects of weapons of mass destruction. 

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Cadet Engagement

The NSERC develops and coordinates summer internship experiences that are continued as individual studies, capstone projects, and theses during subsequent academic years.

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Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering
ATTN: MADN-PNE
Bartlett Hall Science Center, Building 753
West Point, New York 10996-1790

Collaborate With Us

The Office of Research helps coordinate West Point’s research efforts with external entities. Those interested in conducting research with West Point can email the Associate Dean for Research.