Albuquerque, New Mexico
This year, NSW will be recognized for the ninth year on October 15-19, 2018, and the NSW “Big Event” will take place on October 14-19, 2018, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, hosted by the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and Palo Verde Generating Station.
“We are so pleased to be with the many committed and engaged professionals to observe the 2018 United States Big Event for Nuclear Science Week,” said Jim Walther, NSW Chair and Executive Director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. “This week is dedicated to learning, sharing, exploring and questioning the broad array of exciting science and technologies that are part of the nuclear fields. And, this is a week where we celebrate and honor the many contributions of scientists and engineers, medical, educational and energy professionals who have dedicated their careers to presenting nuclear information to our public.”
During this six-day event, attendees will partake in workshops and panel discussions on various topics. Panel topics will include, but are not limited to “Nuclear: The Past,” “Nuclear: The Present,” “Nuclear, The Future,” “Securing a Pipeline for the Nuclear Industry” and more. This event will also feature student and teacher activities at the museum, activities that are open to the public and a preview of the CNN Film: Pandora’s Promise.
Thank you to the very generous support of our 2018-2020 sponsor:
In 2015, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Oak Ridge/Knoxville section collaborated with regional and national organizations to host activities in Oak Ridge and Knoxville, TN, that were featured for the 2015 Nuclear Science Week observance.
The NSW Big Event 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.
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 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 were engaged in various exhibits, demonstrations, and panel discussions on various topics including:
- “Historical Look at Nuclear Developments”
- “What’s New in Nuclear”
- “Around the world in 80 minutes: A look at nuclear industries around the world, including emerging economies and sustainable power”
- “Medical Applications in Nuclear Science and Engineering”
The 3-day event also featured a keynote speaker, movie screening of “Pandora’s Promise”, and outdoor information tables.
Photo provided by Nathan C. Fortner