Second year graduate student John Auxier from Professor Schweitzer’s group participated in the 2010 Plutonium Futures Science Conference and shared his perspective on plutonium futures on Actinide Research Quarterly (ARQ).
Auxier was invited to the conference at Keystone, Colorado as a session chair and as a volunteer helping set up posters, process registration, and many other tasks that ensure the success of the conference.
Auxier also attended many of the conference invited talks and was inspired by the vast range of topics. How political environmental and science affect each other particularly broadened his mind.
After receiving his B.S. in Chemistry and Math from Adams State College in 2007, Auxier interned at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Actinide Analytical Chemistry Group. He joined Professor Schweitzer’s research group in 2010 and is now working towards his doctorate in inorganic chemistry.
Follow the link to view the full article (p. 8~9) Auxier wrote for ARQ that shared his unique perspective on plutonium futures.