“Atomic Energy” is preparing for the conclusion of the largest summer training program for university students

The summer training program implemented by the Atomic Energy Authority for Egyptian university students is the largest in Egypt. In this regard, the authority has completed training about 1,600 students, and this week it is preparing to train the last group of students, bringing the total number to 1,900 students.

Dr. Hedaya Ahmed Kamel, Vice President of the Authority for Training and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Central Training Committee, stated that the Authority received two batches of students during the past weeks, and they were distributed according to the plan to all the Authority’s centers and projects.

He stated that the Nuclear Research Center in Anshas had received 50 students, where they were distributed to the Radioisotope Applications Division, where the students were trained in the laboratories of the biological applications, land and water research, plant research, in addition to animal production farms and the experimental farms project, as well as central laboratories In the division, the irradiation cell of the Cycletron project was also visited.

The National Center for Radiation Research and Technology in Nasr City also received 97 students, who were distributed among the departments of the center, including the Department of Polymer Chemistry, the Department of Food Irradiation, the Department of Radiation Protection and Doses, and the electronic accelerator was also visited.

One of the most important features of the training at the center is that the faculty members of the Department of Polymer Chemistry, before the end of the training, hold a competition among students by presenting scientific presentations on four topics included in the summer training program in order to develop speaking skills and prepare scientific presentations. The best presentation was honored by male and female students.

In conclusion, the Nuclear and Radiological Safety Research Center in Nasr City received 19 students from Egyptian universities, where they were distributed among the center’s departments, which include the Department of Radiation Protection, Quality Assurance and Control, Design and Operation Safety of Nuclear Facilities, Radiation Safety, Sites and Environment, Safeguards and Physical Protection, Safety Nuclear installations, operational safety. The practical training program also included a visit to the Central Laboratory of Environmental Isotope Hydrology, where they were trained on the uses of radioactive isotopes in the fields of environmental hydrology, including stable environmental isotopes such as oxygen-18 and deuterium, as well as radioactive environmental isotopes such as tritium and carbon-14.

Dr. Amr Al-Hajj, Chairman of the Authority, stated that the Authority pays great attention to the summer training program, which comes within the Authority’s strategy to serve the community, develop and introduce scientific research in the fields of atomic energy, as well as the peaceful uses of atomic energy in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, industry, engineering, and others.
Dr. Sherif El-Gohary, the authority’s official spokesman, stated that the summer training program focused this year on auditing and following up the organization’s procedures, especially to deal with this large number of students in order to facilitate the program for students, especially due to the diversity and multiplicity of the authority’s departments and centers in the two locations of Nasr City and Anshas, ​​in addition to The geographical diversity of the series of universities participating in the program.
A central committee headed by Dr. Hidayat Ahmed Kamel, Vice President of the Commission for Training and International Cooperation, participated in organizing the program, with membership of heads of scientific centers and scientific projects, representatives of faculty members in each center and all relevant technical and administrative departments. A group of the authority’s faculty members participated in the training of the students, which included a group of the authority’s pioneers and from the various scientific generations of the authority.

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