Summer School Policies
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Welcome to the Summer School in Nuclear and Radiochemistry, held every summer at Brookhaven
National Laboratory. This six week program is one of two sponsored by the American Chemical
Society and is funded by the Department of Energy. The program consists of two courses, a lecture
course (CHE-361) and a laboratory course (CHE-362). Three credits for each course will be
offered by the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook without tuition expenses
attached. The school will cover the fundamentals of nuclear theory, radiochemistry, nuclear
instrumentation, radiological safety, and applications to related fields. In addition, there
are special events including special symposia, guest lectures, field trips to various research facilities
at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a regional nuclear power plant,
as well as social events.
- Nuclear Medicine
- Nuclear Power
- Fundamental Particle Physics
- Environmental Radiochemistry
will meet and interact with many leading scientists in these various
These courses are conducted under the Honor Code of the State
University of New York at Stony Brook. Please consult the Stony Brook University
website for information regarding policies and procedures
governing academic honesty.
Students are encouraged to work together on homework and the
collection of data in the laboratory, however, all exams and lab
reports represent an individual effort. When in doubt about any
assignment, especially the writing of laboratory reports with regard
to plagiarism, see the teaching assistants, instructors or site
director for guidance.
It is mandatory that students are punctual, attend all lectures, special topic talks, symposiums, and organized field trips.
Habitual tardiness or absences will result in a 5% reduction of total possible points for the course.
All required work (reports, term papers) is expected to be turned in
at the assigned time. Late assignments will result in a
reduction of 20% of the total possible points. CHE-361 will involve
periodic homework assignments. These
assignments will be reviewed the next morning by the lecturer with
typically student involvement at the blackboard.
Doing your homework is encouraged and will count toward your
classroom participation grade.
Unusual circumstances for tardiness on assignments (sickness,
etc.) shall be discussed with the Site Director on a case by case
Dr. Louis Pena, the Site Director, is responsible for the
assignment of all grades. Further details are found in the course
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