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Fukushima Student Ambassador Program




​Students interested in learning more about the Fukushima Student Ambassador Program should contact:

Dr. Thomas Johnson
Associate Professor
(970) 491-0563

​​The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences' Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences and the Fukushima University in Japan have partnered to offer students the opportunity to focus on radiation research.

Faculty have conducted studies on the amounts of radiation found in soil, plants and animals there; the two universities jointly hired internationally renowned radiation expert and CSU alumnus Tom Hinton; and in 2014, the two schools launched the student exchange, in which five CSU students traveled to Fukushima in 2014 and four Japanese students visited CSU the following year.

 Fukushima Student Ambassador Program

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Students from Fukushima recently visited CSU, and our grad students in Health Physics traveled to Japan, to learn from radiation experts in the two places. For CSU students, the cultural exchange shone new light on the nuclear accident.​

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​Students from Fukushima University visited CSU recently as part of growing collaboration between radiation programs in Japan and the CSU Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences.


Thomas Hinton, a CSU alumnus, is coordinator of the STAR Network of Excellence in Radioecology and deputy director of the Department of Environmental Risks at the French Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, an authority on nuclear and radiation risks. He joined Fukushima University’s Institute of Environmental Radioactivity (IER) on March 1.

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