White House recognizes NSSPI partnership

The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy has listed the establishment of the Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) as number 5 in its list of the Top 17 Science and Technology Activities in terms of "U.S. government science and technology engagement with the Muslim world" for the period of June 4, 2009, through June 4, 2010.GNEII is a newly established institute, a collaborative effort involving the State Department; Department of Energy (DOE); Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research; Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp.; UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation; Sandia National Laboratory; and Texas A&M University's Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute.GNEII "will work with Gulf States through regional workshops and follow-up bilateral training to assist those states that decide to pursue nuclear energy with the tools to do so in a safe, secure, and safeguarded manner."The fact sheet is meant to show progress in realizing the president's vision of enhanced science and technology partnership in the Muslim world" and was released in June 2010 at a NAS-OSTP event marking the first anniversary of President Obama's "New Beginning" speech in Cairo.Download the fact sheet here.Contact Dr. David R. Boyle, NSSPI Deputy Directordboyle@ne.tamu.edu