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Baranwal reviews virtual STEM lessons for U.S. tribal communities
In a blog post to the Department of Energy’s website on November 23, Rita Baranwal, assistant secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy, commended recent virtual lesson projects from the Office of Nuclear Energy and the Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group to increase STEM opportunities for Native American tribes.
The spotlighted lesson discussed in the article focused on a 3D-printed clip that turns a smartphone or tablet into a microscope with the ability to magnify items by 100 times. The Office of Nuclear Energy shipped nearly 1,000 of these microscope clips to students across the country, many of them going to U.S. tribal communities.
Luke J. Kersting, Alex Robinson, Eli Moll, Philip Britt, Lewis Gross, Douglass Henderson
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 5 | May 2020 | Pages 350-372
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2019.1701344
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A new single scattering adjoint transport capability was implemented in Framework for REsearch in Nuclear ScIence and Engineering (FRENSIE). The Evaluated Electron Data Library (EEDL) was used to generate new tabulated adjoint data. All adjoint data were generated using refined EEDL data and a unit-base grid policy. Verification and validation tests were performed for the adjoint electron transport in FRENSIE. Adjoint simulation results were compared with forward simulation results for a self-adjoint infinite medium problem as well as experimental results for electron low-energy backscattering coefficients. Only a refined unit-base grid policy and coupled elastic scattering were tested for adjoint tests. The adjoint transport capability shows good agreement with the forward transport capability. The adjoint atomic excitation physics were unable to model a discrete forward source. For the self-adjoint infinite medium problems, the adjoint results matched the forward results to within 2% except near the cutoff energy. For backscattering coefficients, the adjoint results matched the forward results to within 5% for all converged bins. Overall, the adjoint transport capability was in good agreement with the forward transport capability validating the adjoint transport scheme.