As part of the Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC), Profs. Mike Desch, Dan Lindley, and Dan Bardayan lead annual Spring Break student trips to visit sites of National Security Interest. NDISC seeks to educate exceptional undergraduate students in the area of international security, broadly defined. This purpose of the trip is twofold: 1) To expose students to the history of the nuclear age through direct immersion in one of the central foci of the development of U.S. nuclear weapons 2) To expose students to the state-of-the-art facilities and capabilities that exist at national defense related sites.
This year's trip occurred March 6-9, 2022 and involved visits to Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories as well as visits to the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos and the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, NM. Participating in the trip were roughly 25 students composed mostly of Political Science majors and Graduate Nuclear Physics researchers.
Originally published by isnap.nd.edu on March 23, 2022.at