The 2016 “NSW Big Event” will take place in Wilmington, North Carolina. Stay tuned for more information about this 2016 event.


Knoxville, TN skyline

Recap of the 2015 BIG EVENT

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) Oak Ridge/Knoxville Section collaborated with regional and national organizations to host activities in Oak Ridge and Knoxville, TN, for the 2015 Nuclear Science Week observance.

The NSW Big Event will took place at the Knoxville Convention Center in downtown Knoxville, TN, beginning Thursday, October 22, and ending Saturday, October 24, 2015. Admission to this three-day event was free and open to all who had an interest in nuclear science and energy. Registration was required.

The strong regional presence of a wide variety of nuclear science and energy companies – including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 Complex, Provision Proton Therapy – provided a rich culture and atmosphere of nuclear science research and industry.   The focus of the Big Event in 2105 centered on the theme “Bringing the community and world together through nuclear science.”  A strong focus of this event was on education for students, teachers, young professionals and the public about nuclear science activities in the region and internationally.

Attendees experienced various exhibits, demonstrations and panel discussions on various topics including:

  • “Engaging the public about nuclear science”
  • “Myth Busting: How to be a good steward of NS&E”
  • “Around the world in 80 minutes: A look at nuclear industries around the world, including emerging economies and sustainable power”
  • Medical applications of nuclear science

This three-day event also featured a keynote speaker, movie screening of “Pandora’s Promise”, and outdoor information tables. Click here for the 2015 Big Event Schedule of Events.

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