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Dr. Nick Thompson - Nuclear Advocacy - "What to do and What not to Do"

Dr. Nicholas Thomson is a current engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation Division, Advanced Nuclear Technology Group. He will be speaking with our student section Friday October 23 on the topic of Nuclear Advocacy - "What to Do and What Not to Do." We would love for anyone interested to join and all are welcome!

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Nuclear Science & Engineering in Space Exploration Highlight Video

As part of Nuclear Science Week from our university student sections towards the national organization. We focus on the topic of space exploration & nuclear, the video is an informative/interview style inspired by the familiar educative format of sesame street.


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The Nuclear Low-Carbon Conversation

You're invited to join us for The Nuclear Low-Carbon Conversation: A virtual discussion co-hosted by EPRI and Women in Nuclear – Washington, D.C. chapter to promote Nuclear Science Week and build awareness of nuclear’s critical role in clean energy and a low-carbon future.

Thursday, 10/22, 1:30 - 2:30 pm ET

The webcast’s theme will be a “Nuclear Low-Carbon Conversation.” Panelists include  Katie Jereza, Vice-President, External Relations and Communications, EPRI; Jennifer Uhle, Vice-President, Generation and Suppliers, NEI; and Rounette Nader, Director of Nuclear License Renewal, Duke Energy. Informal conversation and Q&A will follow.

Follow live on EPRI's Twitter feed or register here to attend: https://bit.ly/2H3D2qW

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NAYGN Carolinas Regional Conference 2020

Various virtual conference sessions from October 19-22.

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Chain Reaction Series - Videos

Chain Reaction Series will be posting some videos over the week about careers in the Nuclear Industry.
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Radiation — Energy in Motion Virtual Program

Join the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) Atomic Legacy Cabin (ALC) by participating in the Radiation — Energy in Motion program, available online for free.

Visit energy.gov/lm/atomic-legacy-cabin to watch and learn about radiation control from an expert. An educational packet, filled with fun activities for middle school students and their teachers, is also available on the ALC website.

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Virtual Breazeale Reactor Tour

The Breazeale Nuclear Reactor at Penn State University holds the oldest civilian reactor license in the country. Join us virtually for a tour of the reactor with some of our staff and check out our website rsec.psu.edu for more information about our origins coming out of the Atoms for Peace program.

Virtual Tour: 4:00PM EDT, Wednesday October 21, 2020

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AINSE Postgraduate Orientation Week - Overview and Tour of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

The annual AINSE Postgraduate Orientation Week for new postgraduate scholars will take place during the celebrations of Nuclear Science Week.

Join us via Zoom videoconference on Sunday October 18 (Pacific Time) / Monday October 19 (Sydney Time) for an in-depth look at the landmark facilities and ongoing research activities at ANSTO, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organiation:

1) Presentation: Overview of ANSTO’s Nuclear Science & Technology and Landmark Infrastructure (NSTLI)
- Sunday 18 October 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm (PDT)
- Monday 19 October 10:00 am – 10:30 am (AEDT)

2) Panel: NSTLI Research Themes
- Sunday 18 October 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm (PDT)
- Monday 19 October 10:45 am – 11:45 am (AEDT)

3) Discovery Centre Virtual Tour of ANSTO
- Sunday 18 October 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (PDT)
- Monday 19 October 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (AEDT)

This event is hosted by AINSE Ltd. (the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering) in coordination with ANSTO, the Australian Young Generation in Nuclear (AusYGN) and the Women in Nuclear (WiN) Australia Chapter.

Places are limited. Register your attendance, listing the session(s) you would like to attend, by emailing enquiries@ainse.edu.au with the subject line “AINSE Nuclear Science Week RSVP” by Thursday 15 October 11:00 pm (PDT) / Friday 16 October 5:00 pm (AEDT). The first 250 registrants will be sent the Zoom meeting invites via email.

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Nuclear Science Week Videos & Activities

Between October 19-23, the American Museum of Science and Energy will post a nuclear science related video to our FaceBook page daily.

Here's the lineup:

1. Nuclear Review. A video about radioactivity and half-life.

2. Cloud Chamber Activity. Actually "see" radioactivity in a simple demonstration.
(Kits used for this video can be purchased online at https://www.etsy.com/listing/644737977/cloud-chamber-kit-complete-with?gpla=1&gao=1)

3. Mini-Rutherford Board Activity. Learn how to detect the shape of object you cannot see using 3D-printed pieces.
(3D-printing Notes: These are all PLA prints with .20mm quality and 5% fill. These 8 files include the top piece, each of the 6 shapes individually, and a single plate print of all the shapes if they want to print them all at once. The print time is included at the end of each file name.)

4. Mini-Rutherford Steam Activity. Turn STEM into STEM using your 3D-printed mini-Rutherford board equipment.

5. Plasma & Fusion. Watch plasma ball demonstrations and learn how plasma relates to a fusion energy reactor that is currently under construction.

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FESNS Book Club - Instagram Live discussion on the book, “On the brink: The inside story of Fukushima Daiichi” (Kurodahan Press)

The Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science (FESNS) at Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Canada, is pleased to announce our first “FESNS Book Club” event in honor of Nuclear Science Week.

Join us on Instagram Live (@ot_fesns / @wehaveenergy) on Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. ET for the first in a four-part discussion of “On the brink: The inside story of Fukushima Daiichi” (Kurodahan Press). The book examines what happened at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after a tsunami flooded the facility, was cut off from all external power sources and three reactors suffered meltdowns. The discussion will feature the book’s technical co-author, Dr. Akira Tokuhiro, who served on the American Nuclear Society’s President’s Committee on the Fukushima Daiichi accident for 2011-2013 and helped issue its March 2012 report at a media conference in Tokyo, Japan.

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Here are just a few suggestions on activities and recognizing Nuclear Science Week in your school, workplace or hometown.

  • Host an essay-writing or poster contest for local students on the topic of clean air energy.
  • Hang banners or promotional signs around the office announcing Nuclear Science Week.
  • Select local elementary schools to distribute free samples of items with the Nuclear Science Week message on them. (Items such as pencils, highlighters, notebooks, etc.)
  • Host a Boy Scout Nuclear Science merit badge or Girl Scout Get to Know Nuclear patch workshop.
  • Develop a trivia contest and give prizes to staff who demonstrate the most knowledge about your group’s history and community activities.
  • Hold a membership celebration during Nuclear Science Week.
  • Draft a resolution to your city, county council or state government requesting official recognition of Nuclear Science Week. Host a ceremony, photography, video or news opportunity out of the proclamation.
  • Did your practice win an award, reach an important milestone or add new services? Use Nuclear Science Week as a springboard to spread the news about your organization.
  • Hold your chapter’s annual meeting or awards’ banquet during Nuclear Science Week.
  • Take a picture with your President as he or she signs an organization proclamation recognizing Nuclear Science Week and the organization’s commitment to the involvement in the week.
  • Sponsor a community event during Nuclear Science Week, such as a walk for charity, a local junior sports team or a blood drive.
  • Ask staff to contribute to a bake sale or garage sale, and donate proceeds to a local charity in recognition of Nuclear Science Week.
  • Gather fellow staff or organization members and volunteer your time at a local non-profit during Nuclear Science Week.

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