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Nuclear expert will speak on Iran issues

Carolynn Scherer

Carolynn Scherer Katz will present “Iran Update: a Jewish Perspective” at a Hadassah Southern Arizona lunch later this month.

Scherer Katz is a scientist and team leader of the nuclear nonproliferation and systems analysis team at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She was instrumental in drafting Safeguards-by-Design documents for the Department of Energy, which were transferred to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Scherer Katz taught a political science course with a LANL post-doctorate staff in nuclear safeguards and security policy at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. She also presented several graduate-level lectures on nuclear fuel fabrication at the University of New Mexico.

Scherer Katz received a B.S. in ceramic engineering from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and an M.S. in ceramic science from Penn State University. She is a technical consultant to Hadassah and is an area vice president for Hadassah’s Desert-Mountain Region.

The lunch will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. Saint Andrews Drive. The cost is $27 for Hadassah members and $29 for non-members. To RSVP, mail check payable to Hadassah to Rochelle Roth, 4325 N. Sunset Cliff Drive, Tucson, AZ 85750 or call 298-3038.