Center for Energy, Security and Society

The University of Oklahoma Sandia National Laboratories The Center for Energy, Security, and Society formalizes a 25-year history of collaborative research between researchers at the University of Oklahoma and Sandia National Laboratories. To date this collaborative research has included topics such as nuclear facility siting, nuclear security and national security. In the future, further planned areas of research will include a diverse set of issues, including the nuclear fuel cycle, domestic use of unmanned aerial vehicles, renewable energy options, and water issues facing the western United States.




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OU and Sandia National Laboratories Announce Formation of the Center for Energy, Security, and Society

The University of Oklahoma and Sandia National Laboratories announce the launch of the Center for Energy, Security, and Society—the latest in a 25-year history of collaborations between researchers at the two organizations. Together, OU and SNL have outlined a vision to enhance the nation’s security and prosperity through sustainable, transformative approaches to the most challenging energy, climate and infrastructure problems.

Source: Press Release


University of Oklahoma, Sandia labs partnership to boost research

It's one thing to understand how to make something work. It's quite another to develop public policy that supports that answer.

The University of Oklahoma and the Sandia National Laboratories on Tuesday announced a new partnership designed to answer both sides of the question.

The Center for Energy, Security and Society will bring together physical and engineering scientists at the Sandia Laboratories based in New Mexico with social scientists at OU.


Source: The Oklahoman

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