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INL Nuclear Science Week Events

Virtual Tours and Presentations
Virtual Experimental Breeder Reactor-I (EBR-I) tour
Monday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. MST
Learn more about the facility where the first usable electricity was generated from nuclear energy in 1951. The tour lasts about an hour and offers 360-degree photos to fully experience the museum.

Virtual 52 Reactors tour
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. MST
Longtime tour guide and INL historian Don Miley provides a glimpse of the 52 nuclear reactors that have been built at INL and their role in powering the nation.

Virtual Nuclear 101 presentation by Don Miley
Wednesday, Oct. 20, noon MST
Longtime tour guide and INL historian Don Miley shares a straightforward and easy-to-understand explanation of how nuclear power works and why radiation should be respected, not feared.

Virtual INL Overview tour
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m. MST
This one-hour tour includes an overview of 70+ years of INL history. The tour covers the Advanced Test Reactor Complex, Materials and Fuels Complex and the Research and Education Campus.

All guided tours are presented in Microsoft Teams. To register for the tours or presentation, send an email to tours@inl.gov.

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SRS Women in Nuclear Virtual Activity: “Let’s Get Radioactive!” Jeopardy Game

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
October 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2021

The Savannah River Site (SRS) Women in Nuclear (https://www.srs-win.org/) has a fantastic educational game.

“Let’s Get Radioactive!” Jeopardy Game

The game has 5 categories of questions and answers:
1. Radiation
2. Fact or Fiction
3. Medical Uses
4. Radiation in Home & Workplace
5. Avoiding Radiation

Each category has a point range from 100-500. Person/team selects the category and the point range they would like then answers the question. The person/team with the highest points at the completion of the round wins Nuclear Jeopardy.

Click here to start the game!

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Nuclear Science Week Video Shorts

A short, educational video on the Monte Carlo method, which allows nuclear engineers to predict the behavior of groups of neutrons and design nuclear reactors. This video will be available on YouTube (to be published at 7am EDT on 10/18) at: https://youtu.be/klJ1AlUVM6E

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Youth Engagement Workshop

Around this time last year, The Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) tasked the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) with leading an engagement process with Canadians and Indigenous peoples to inform the development of an integrated long-term management strategy for all of Canada’s radioactive waste, in particular low- and intermediate-level waste (https://radwasteplanning.ca/). This work is distinct from the work that the NWMO is leading on the Deep Geological Repository for used nuclear fuel which will continue as planned.  

The NWMO has been asked by NRCan to engage with Canadians and Indigenous peoples of all ages. It’s important that we hear from all interested in or who could be impacted by this Strategy development process. There is no predetermined outcome, we want to develop a solution collaboratively with Canadians and Indigenous peoples and welcome all voices and perspectives.  

In 2021, the NWMO began engaging with Canadians and Indigenous peoples, conducting public opinion research, hosting a Summit to hear from diverse voices, and listening to citizens in a series of engagement sessions in communities where waste is stored today. Youth have a particularly important role to play, as they will be implementing the strategy we develop today.

Please join Karine Glenn, Strategic Project Director at the NWMO for a Youth Engagement Workshop on Tuesday October 19, 2021 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, which will provide an opportunity for you to share your views and priorities on the development of the Strategy. The session will include a presentation on the project, basic information about radioactive waste and international best practices in the long-term management of low- and intermediate-level waste, followed by a discussion on a number of key questions facilitated by an independent moderator.

You can join the workshop via the Zoom link below:

Topic: ISRW NAYGN Session

Time: Oct 19, 2021 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81364495726

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Meeting ID: 813 6449 5726

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbPlpbIikR

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New NAYGN Children's Book - Passing Gas

NAYGN's new children's book, Passing Gas – How Clean Energy Makes the World Less Smelly will be released for NSW 2021. Keep an eye out for a book geared towards the young children to engage them on climate change and clean energy. Please contact Naif Siddiqui for more information on this new amazing book release at pi@naygn.org.

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Nuclear is Trending – GIF / Social Media Contest

NAYGN's Nuclear is Trending GIF is Live for NSW. Please like/share/engage with all the posts and share the following links. Share and get likes to win Prizes!

GIF Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUvOUPkPhsR/

GIF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/125288777483195/posts/4910231972322161/

GIF Twitter: https://twitter.com/NA_YGN/status/1446184304355291138

GIF LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:ugcPost:6851949983592132609

Please see below for more information on how we can share/engage this more to win some amazing prizes:

Contest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUvOArDMInh/

Contest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNAYGN/photos/a.170516239627115/4910223648989660/?type=3

Contest Twitter: https://twitter.com/NA_YGN/status/1446183561816678401

Contest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6851949253342830592

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2021 Essay Contest

WHO: Students in Grades 9 to 12 are eligible to participate in this contest.

TOPIC: Nuclear industry is always dedicated to the safety of all our communities and the employees and their families who support and work tirelessly to support the work we do to protect the environment and keeps our lights on every day. We are very satisfied with this great achievement to Nuclear industry’s contribution to clean, affordable and reliable energy. Nuclear power will play a major role in helping the World’s fight for climate change and achieving Net-Zero emissions. Can nuclear power save us from climate change? How has nuclear energy changed the world?

FORMAT: 12 PT Times New Roman, 500-1000 Word Limit

Submission Deadline: Nuclear Science Week

Submit to studentoutreach@naygn.org
Reach out to Naif Siddiqui at pi@naygn.org or studentoutreach@naygn.org for more information.

Prizes:1st Prize - Laptop, 2nd Prize: Tablet, 3rd Prize: Educational Gift Hamper

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Wilmington NSW 2021

Some of the nuclear professionals in Wilmington NC will be presenting on nuclear science, how nuclear power fits into the fight against climate change, and what roles are needed and what careers are available in the field.
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The virtual presentation will take place Monday, October 18th, at 2:00PM ET
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We also invite you to take part in any of these other live virtual sessions throughout the week (times in ET), open for questions with some of our employees. These employees also will be happy to discuss their careers and how they got started in nuclear!

  • Tuesday, 10/19 10:30-11:00 AM - Kevin Burnett, Next Gen. Plant Modification Engineer
  • Tuesday, 10/19 2:00-2:30 PM - Elizabeth Weed, Next Gen. Plant Modification Engineer
  • Wednesday, 10/20 11:00-11:30 AM - Harry Bryant P.E., Reactor Modification Engineer, ROCAME Chairperson
  • Wednesday, 10/20 2:00-2:30 PM - Brendan Ward PhD., Core Cooling R&D Engineer
  • Thursday, 10/21 10:00-10:30 AM, Haley Cowen, Nuclear Power Plant Transient/Safety Analysis Engineer
  • Thursday, 10/21 2:00-2:30 PM, Jashan Grewal, Space Reactor R&D Engineer
  • Friday, 10/22 11:30 AM-12:00 PM - Shirly Rodriguez, Advanced Reactors System Engineer, Co-Vice Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at American Nuclear Society, Advisor for Generation Atomic
  • Friday, 10/22 2:00-2:30 PM - Joseph Orellana, Nuclear Power Plant Transient/Safety Analysis Engineer

For more information on any/all of these events, please contact Brendan.Ward1@ge.com

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Aiken Technical College Video Series

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
October 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2021

To celebrate Nuclear Science Week, Aiken Technical College will have a video series highlighting the five areas showcased on the regional NSW flyer.

Each of the video series will be uploaded to the Aiken Technical College student and employee portal as well their social media sites and YouTube channel.

Monday, October 18, 2021
Nuclear Technology Supports
Debunking Nuclear Myths - Ms. Aherial Polite, Chemistry, Physics, & Nuclear Science Department Chair

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Why Choose Nuclear Careers?
Interview with one of our current RPT students who is also an SRS employee

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Employability Skills Needed
The importance of strong employability skills - Student Success Coaches

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Educational Degree Options
A virtual tour of our RPT mock lab

Friday, October 22, 2021
Nuclear Career Options
Scholarship and upcoming apprenticeship opportunities- Dr. Steve Simmons, Dean Technical & Continuing Education

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Learning about Nuclear Energy in the Mathematics and Physics Classroom

On Tuesday October 19th, 2021, the Department of Mathematics, Research Skills and Analysis, at Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning (Toronto, ON, Canada), is hosting an online event on how nuclear energy concepts can be discussed in Mathematics and Physics classrooms. Faculty are invited to attend a session on how to bring the subject of nuclear energy into the classroom, for mathematics and physics courses. This session will cover the basics of nuclear energy, and its roll in energy production strategy and reduction of fossil fuel emissions. Examples of mathematics and physics questions relating nuclear energy with a variety of subjects will also be presented.
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AINSE Postgraduate Orientation Week 2021

The annual AINSE Postgraduate Orientation Week for new scholars will take place during the celebrations of Nuclear Science Week. This event will include a virtual tour of ANSTO’s landmark research facilities hosted by the ANSTO Discovery Centre.

Join us via Zoom videoconference on Sunday October 17 (Pacific Time) / Monday October 18 (Sydney Time) for an in-depth look at the landmark facilities and ongoing research activities at ANSTO, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation:

Opening and Acknowledgement of Country

  • Sunday 17 October 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (PDT)
  • Monday 18 October 9:00 am – 10:00 am (AEDT)

Presentation: Overview of ANSTO’s Nuclear Science & Technology (NST)

  • Sunday 17 October 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm (PDT) 
  • Monday 18 October 10:00 am – 10:30 am (AEDT)

Panel: NST Research Themes (Environment, Health, Nuclear Fuel Cycle)

  • Sunday 17 October 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm (PDT) 
  • Monday 18 October 10:45 am – 11:45 am (AEDT)

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)

Panel: NST Research Infrastructure (Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering, Australian Synchrotron, Centre for Accelerator Science)

  • Sunday 18 October 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm (PDT) 
  • Monday 19 October 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm (AEDT)

Overview of the Women in Nuclear (WiN) Australia Chapter, Australian Young Generation in Nuclear (AusYGN), and the Australasian Nuclear Early Career Researchers and Scientists (ANECR)

  • Sunday 18 October 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm (PDT) 
  • Monday 19 October 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm (AEDT)

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

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 14 October 11:00 pm (PDT) / Friday 15 October 5:00 pm (AEDT). Zoom meeting invites will be sent to attendees via email.

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Radiation — Energy in Motion Virtual Program

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) Atomic Legacy Cabin (ALC) in Grand Junction, Colorado, is celebrating Nuclear Science Week by encouraging students and educators to “Get to Know Nuclear” through our free, online Radiation – Energy in Motion program. Designed for upper elementary students, the program, which includes a prerecorded video and free downloadable activity packet, will help students learn about radiation, where it comes from, and how LM uses radiation controls to protect human health and the environment. Materials are available at energy.gov/lm/explore-atomic-legacy-cabin.

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Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (Aiken Standard & North Augusta Star NSW Insert)

Nuclear Science Week is significant to the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization region. This community is at the forefront of important scientific advances, and Nuclear Science Week provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate and learn.

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness will coordinate a special newspaper insert for the Aiken Standard (available on October 17, 2021) and North Augusta Star (available on October 20, 2021) that will highlight regional innovations.  

View previous year’s newspaper inserts:
2020
2019

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University of South Carolina Salkehatchie (Allendale & Walterboro, SC)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
October 18, 19, 20, 21, 2021

Where:
University of South Carolina Salkehatchie - Allendale, SC & Walterboro, SC

Who:
Recent graduates, current college students, and select regional high school students.

What:
Emphasis on career readiness and workforce development.

Monday, October 18, 2021 – Virtual Alumni Panel
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals and liberal studies students working in a STEM field sharing their experience at USC Salkehatchie.

Tuesday, October 19 & Wednesday, October 20, 2021 – Career and Industry Panel
Industry professionals will discuss careers in the nuclear industry.

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – Fall Career Fairs
USC Salkehatchie - Allendale, SC Campus (11:00 am - 1:00 pm)
USC Salkehatchie - Walterboro, SC Campus (11:00 am -1:00 pm)
The career fair will showcase STEM opportunities available to students in their region. The goal is for students to get a holistic view of all local industry jobs and internship opportunities available in the area.

How:
For more information contact Holly McCrary at mccraryh@mailbox.sc.edu.

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Southern Nuclear Plant Vogtle (Waynesboro, GA)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
October 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2021

Where:
Southern Nuclear Plant Vogtle – Waynesboro, GA

Who:
Vogtle Energy Education Center Staff

What:
The Vogtle Energy Education Center will be conducting limited site visits at Plant Vogtle which will include nuclear 101 education, driving tours of the site, and hands-on activities relating to power production and nuclear energy.

How:
For more information, contact Joel Leopard (jaleopar@southernco.com) or Mike McCracken (mwmccrac@southernco.com).

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Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Classroom Teach-Ins

October 2021 (Available Throughout the Year)
Hosted by Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA).

Need a subject matter expert to help in your classroom? CNTA has speakers available that can come to your classroom to discuss atomic and nuclear fundamentals, nuclear energy, nuclear technologies and applications, careers in nuclear, and a wide range of other topics. We also conduct hands-on demonstrations and activities.

If you are interested in having members from CNTA come to your classroom to teach, please contact the office at cnta@bellsouth.net.

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Savannah River Site Museum Tours

October 20, 21, 22, 23, 2021
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am -2pm  Saturday: 10am - 4pm

SRS Museum
224 Laurens Street SW
Aiken SC, 29801

Located in downtown Aiken, SC, SRS Museum offers visitors a glimpse beyond the barricade at the Savannah River Site, where they can learn more about South Carolina’s role in winning the Cold War through stories and artifacts from SRS.

The SRS Museum exhibit “6,000 Stories” details life before the plant in surrounding communities of Ellenton, Dunbarton, and Meyer’s Mill, whose residents relocated to make way for the 310 square mile plant. Additional exhibits explore Cold War culture, nuclear materials production, radiation, waste cleanup missions, space exploration, and ecology.

Even after seven decades, the Savannah River Site remains one of the most influential entities in the Central Savannah River Area and is one of the CSRA’s largest employers. Come discover its impact on our community from its mid-20th century origins through today.

For more information, contact SRS Museum at 803-648-1437 or email the museum at srsmuseum@gmail.com.

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Augusta University Nuclear Science Activity Booth

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Where:
Augusta University Health Sciences Campus (downtown medical district) - Augusta, GA

Who:
Hosted by Augusta University’s Society of Nuclear Scholars

What:
Activity booth on the Health Science Campus (located in the downtown medical district) where we will have games, treats, and nuclear science trivia in an effort to promote the wide-ranging applications and career opportunities in the field of nuclear science!  

How:
Stop by the new Science and Mathematics building to check out our booth!

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Savannah River Site (SRS) Virtual Field Trips

In the Beam, Science in the Fast Lane

Created for Virtual Reality, take a video journey with us as we follow a sample through a mass spectrometer. The recreation of the instrument in the video was produced from a laser mapping inside a mass spec used in Savannah River National Laboratory. R&D Engineering, imaging robotics engineers created the experience.

Attention Educators: To provide the virtual experience of the atomic world inside mass spectrometers to students, teachers may complete a short form to receive a link to the free video and educator’s guide: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/INTHEBEAM



"Feathers in the Forest" Come On! Get on the Bus!

Joining our team as ecologists, you will assess two different forests to determine which forest meets the habitat requirements of the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW).

Experience up-close SRS conservation efforts by the US Forest Service as they work to preserve the RCW’s home.

Roundtrip 20 minutes!

Attention Educators: For keys to the bus, complete the short form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RCWvirtualfieldtrip



"Wet Wonders" Come On! Get on the Bus!

Your journey takes you to on a "Wet Wonders" adventure at SRS to study biotic factors that determine the health of a pond.

Roundtrip 14 minutes!

Attention Educators: For keys to the bus, complete the short form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VirtualTripWetWondersSRS

Upon submission, within 1-3 business days, you will receive a link to the video, and a Student Activity Sheet with Answer Key.

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Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Annual Edward Teller Lecture & Banquet

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Where:
The 30th Annual Edward Teller Lecture will be at the Amentum Theater for Performing Arts (126 Newberry Street SW Aiken SC, 29801) with a dinner reception following at Newberry Hall (117 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC 29801)

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Lecture) & 7:30 pm (Dinner Reception)

What:
Time for members of the public to come learn more about the current advances in nuclear technology as well as see pioneering scientists awarded for their efforts in the industry. This event will also recognize CNTA’s award winners.

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Brent Park - Dr. Park is a physicists, a retired national laboratory executive and a former Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

How:
Tickets are required - $50/Person (Limited Seating: Deadline October 18, 2021)

For more information contact CNTA at cnta@bellsouth.net.

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Ruth Patrick Science Education Center (UofSC Aiken)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
October 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2021

Where:
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center – UofSC Aiken

Who:
Middle and high school students

What:
Center of the Atom (An Investigation of Protons, Neutrons, Electrons, Elements, and Isotopes) – Probing the Periodic Table, Changes Matter – Meet the Elements – Radioecology – Sunstruck (Planetarium)

How:
The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center will be accepting reservation requests for field trip programs for the 2021-2022 school year. Reservation request forms are available here. The programs fill up quickly, so please do not delay!

For more information contact Dr. Gary Senn at SennG@usca.edu

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Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Oyster Roast & Low Country Boil

Saturday, October 16, 2021
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Palmetto Golf Club - 275 Berrie Rd SW, Aiken, SC 29801

Tickets required.

For more information contact CNTA at cnta@bellsouth.net

This event is hosted by Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Young Professionals Committee.

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New Ellenton Atomic City Festival

Saturday, October 9, 2021
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
200 N. Main Street, New Ellenton, SC 29809

Family Fun Event! Rock Climbing Wall • Car Show • Bouncy Houses • Old Fashioned Games • Fire Pit Smores • Food/Craft Vendors • Karaoke • Fireworks... and more!  

Opening Ceremony @ 10:00 am and Fireworks @ 9:00 pm

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Science Education Enrichment Day (S.E.E.D)

Saturday, October 9, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
UofSC Aiken (Ruth Patrick Science Education Center)

Admission Cost: FREE

Family-themed festival celebrating science, technology, engineering and math.  https://www.usca.edu/rpsec/events/seed

Imagine getting up close with honeybees, talking turkey, launching a rocket, making an edible earth, driving a championship robot, making paper, or virtually traveling through outer space.

As part of the free event, attendees will celebrate innovations in STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. S.E.E.D goers will roam the university's campus, visiting the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center and other sites at UofSC Aiken. Student groups, regional corporations, museums, professional organizations, government agencies, educators, and national labs join forces to present engaging hands-on activities for guests of all ages.

With the goal of increasing awareness of the role of science, technology engineering and mathematics in society and conveying the joy of STEM, S.E.E.D is hosted each year to give young learners 'up close and personal' interaction with real-world scientists, engineers and other technical professionals.

Highlights of S.E.E.D. include:

  • Hands-on exhibits, activities and stage performances.  
  • Exhibitors include the National Wild Turkey Federation, Columbia Marionette Theatre, American Nuclear Society, S.C. State Museum, Savannah Riverkeeper, Kimberly-Clark, UofSC Aiken, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the Astronomy Club of Augusta and many more;
  • Demonstrations of technologies and intriguing science including robotics, nuclear power, flight, carnivorous plants, neuroscience, biodiversity and much more.
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STEM Career Connections®

October 25 - November 12, 2021

Where:
FREE Virtual Event (pre-recorded video)  

Who:
GA/SC regional high school students considering a career pathway that involves science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

What:
Pre-recorded video of local industry experts sharing their knowledge & discussing current/future workforce topics. The goal is to help local students better understand the many career opportunities in STEM fields that exist right here in our community.  

Industries featured in the video include Dominion Energy, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLC,  Southern Nuclear, Rural Sourcing Incorporated, Aiken Augusta Electric & Security, Textron Specialized Vehicles, SITEC Construction, Doctors Hospital and SRP Federal Credit Union.

How:
Video link and post event survey link given to educators.  Information and details will be coordinated through educators.

For more information and details, contact Kim Saxon at kim.saxon@srscro.org

Event is hosted by SRS Community Reuse Organization.

Many thanks to our sponsors.

GOLD:
SRS Community Reuse Organization | Nuclear Workforce Initiative®

SILVER:
Aiken Technical College | Augusta Technical College | Applied Research Center | Dominion Energy | Georgia Power/Southern Nuclear

BRONZE:
Kimberly-Clark Corporation | Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC | Savannah River Remediation, LLC

IN-KIND:
Aiken Augusta Electric & Security | Doctors Hospital | Rural Sourcing, Inc | SITEC Construction | SRP Financial Literacy | SRS Museum| Textron Specialized Vehicles

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SC & GA NSW Regional Events

In celebrate of Nuclear Science Week, the SRS Community Reuse Organization (SRSCRO) and its affiliated Nuclear Workforce Initiative® are collaborating with local companies and professional organizations to conduct activities designed to encourage and bring awareness of nuclear technology and the many careers available within nuclear technology and other high-tech industries.

The SRSCRO region in South Carolina and Georgia, is host to 15 different events. Partners include Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, Savannah River Site, Southern Nuclear Plant Vogtle and more.  Details on the many local activities are available at www.CelebrateNSW.org

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The Year of Youth Climate Action: COP26 and Your Role

In November this year, the UK will host the major UN climate change summit known as COP26. This is the most important climate summit since the landmark Paris Agreement was agreed at COP21 in 2015.

In the run up to COP26, the Nuclear Institute YGN, FoNE and YEP are collaborating on a three part series to equip young people with the information they need to become advocates for climate action, nuclear and renewables, ahead of the conference.

Our third and last event will focus on the fantastic climate advocacy initiatives taking place this year. This will be an opportunity for young professionals to learn more about such initiatives and how they can support these initiatives and get involved in climate advocacy.

Following the presentations there will be an opportunity for everyone to get involved and ask questions in a Q&A session.

Register here

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Big Fat COP Quiz of 2021!

Come and join us for a fun evening bringing your favorite gameshows together into one action packed hour. Panelists from across the net zero energy debate will be pitting their knowledge and wit in a series of rounds from gameshows like Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You and more!

Not only this, but there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved throughout the evening and influence the panelists - with wit or a shot of tequila - either way, bring your A-game.

The Nuclear Institute YGN are really excited to bring you this unique event, in collaboration with Britain's Energy Coast Business Cluster, Prospect, and the Young Energy Professionals. This promises to be a memorable evening – let’s get hyped for COP26!

Register here

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Big Fat COP Quiz of 2021!
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Come and join us for a fun evening bringing your favorite gameshows together into one action packed hour. Panelists from across the net zero energy debate will be pitting their knowledge and wit in a series of rounds from gameshows like Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You and more!

Not only this, but there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved throughout the evening and influence the panelists - with wit or a shot of tequila - either way, bring your A-game.

The Nuclear Institute YGN are really excited to bring you this unique event, in collaboration with Britain's Energy Coast Business Cluster, Prospect, and the Young Energy Professionals. This promises to be a memorable evening – let’s get hyped for COP26!

Register here

The Year of Youth Climate Action: COP26 and Your Role
Learn more

In November this year, the UK will host the major UN climate change summit known as COP26. This is the most important climate summit since the landmark Paris Agreement was agreed at COP21 in 2015.

In the run up to COP26, the Nuclear Institute YGN, FoNE and YEP are collaborating on a three part series to equip young people with the information they need to become advocates for climate action, nuclear and renewables, ahead of the conference.

Our third and last event will focus on the fantastic climate advocacy initiatives taking place this year. This will be an opportunity for young professionals to learn more about such initiatives and how they can support these initiatives and get involved in climate advocacy.

Following the presentations there will be an opportunity for everyone to get involved and ask questions in a Q&A session.

Register here

SC & GA NSW Regional Events
Learn more

In celebrate of Nuclear Science Week, the SRS Community Reuse Organization (SRSCRO) and its affiliated Nuclear Workforce Initiative® are collaborating with local companies and professional organizations to conduct activities designed to encourage and bring awareness of nuclear technology and the many careers available within nuclear technology and other high-tech industries.

The SRSCRO region in South Carolina and Georgia, is host to 15 different events. Partners include Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness, Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, Savannah River Site, Southern Nuclear Plant Vogtle and more.  Details on the many local activities are available at www.CelebrateNSW.org

STEM Career Connections®
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October 25 - November 12, 2021

Where:
FREE Virtual Event (pre-recorded video)  

Who:
GA/SC regional high school students considering a career pathway that involves science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.

What:
Pre-recorded video of local industry experts sharing their knowledge & discussing current/future workforce topics. The goal is to help local students better understand the many career opportunities in STEM fields that exist right here in our community.  

Industries featured in the video include Dominion Energy, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLC,  Southern Nuclear, Rural Sourcing Incorporated, Aiken Augusta Electric & Security, Textron Specialized Vehicles, SITEC Construction, Doctors Hospital and SRP Federal Credit Union.

How:
Video link and post event survey link given to educators.  Information and details will be coordinated through educators.

For more information and details, contact Kim Saxon at kim.saxon@srscro.org

Event is hosted by SRS Community Reuse Organization.

Many thanks to our sponsors.

GOLD:
SRS Community Reuse Organization | Nuclear Workforce Initiative®

SILVER:
Aiken Technical College | Augusta Technical College | Applied Research Center | Dominion Energy | Georgia Power/Southern Nuclear

BRONZE:
Kimberly-Clark Corporation | Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC | Savannah River Remediation, LLC

IN-KIND:
Aiken Augusta Electric & Security | Doctors Hospital | Rural Sourcing, Inc | SITEC Construction | SRP Financial Literacy | SRS Museum| Textron Specialized Vehicles

Science Education Enrichment Day (S.E.E.D)
Learn more

Saturday, October 9, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
UofSC Aiken (Ruth Patrick Science Education Center)

Admission Cost: FREE

Family-themed festival celebrating science, technology, engineering and math.  https://www.usca.edu/rpsec/events/seed

Imagine getting up close with honeybees, talking turkey, launching a rocket, making an edible earth, driving a championship robot, making paper, or virtually traveling through outer space.

As part of the free event, attendees will celebrate innovations in STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. S.E.E.D goers will roam the university's campus, visiting the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center and other sites at UofSC Aiken. Student groups, regional corporations, museums, professional organizations, government agencies, educators, and national labs join forces to present engaging hands-on activities for guests of all ages.

With the goal of increasing awareness of the role of science, technology engineering and mathematics in society and conveying the joy of STEM, S.E.E.D is hosted each year to give young learners 'up close and personal' interaction with real-world scientists, engineers and other technical professionals.

Highlights of S.E.E.D. include:

  • Hands-on exhibits, activities and stage performances.  
  • Exhibitors include the National Wild Turkey Federation, Columbia Marionette Theatre, American Nuclear Society, S.C. State Museum, Savannah Riverkeeper, Kimberly-Clark, UofSC Aiken, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the Astronomy Club of Augusta and many more;
  • Demonstrations of technologies and intriguing science including robotics, nuclear power, flight, carnivorous plants, neuroscience, biodiversity and much more.
New Ellenton Atomic City Festival
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Saturday, October 9, 2021
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
200 N. Main Street, New Ellenton, SC 29809

Family Fun Event! Rock Climbing Wall • Car Show • Bouncy Houses • Old Fashioned Games • Fire Pit Smores • Food/Craft Vendors • Karaoke • Fireworks... and more!  

Opening Ceremony @ 10:00 am and Fireworks @ 9:00 pm

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Oyster Roast & Low Country Boil
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Saturday, October 16, 2021
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Palmetto Golf Club - 275 Berrie Rd SW, Aiken, SC 29801

Tickets required.

For more information contact CNTA at cnta@bellsouth.net

This event is hosted by Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Young Professionals Committee.

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center (UofSC Aiken)
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
October 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2021

Where:
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center – UofSC Aiken

Who:
Middle and high school students

What:
Center of the Atom (An Investigation of Protons, Neutrons, Electrons, Elements, and Isotopes) – Probing the Periodic Table, Changes Matter – Meet the Elements – Radioecology – Sunstruck (Planetarium)

How:
The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center will be accepting reservation requests for field trip programs for the 2021-2022 school year. Reservation request forms are available here. The programs fill up quickly, so please do not delay!

For more information contact Dr. Gary Senn at SennG@usca.edu

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Annual Edward Teller Lecture & Banquet
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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Where:
The 30th Annual Edward Teller Lecture will be at the Amentum Theater for Performing Arts (126 Newberry Street SW Aiken SC, 29801) with a dinner reception following at Newberry Hall (117 Newberry Street SW, Aiken, SC 29801)

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Lecture) & 7:30 pm (Dinner Reception)

What:
Time for members of the public to come learn more about the current advances in nuclear technology as well as see pioneering scientists awarded for their efforts in the industry. This event will also recognize CNTA’s award winners.

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Brent Park - Dr. Park is a physicists, a retired national laboratory executive and a former Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

How:
Tickets are required - $50/Person (Limited Seating: Deadline October 18, 2021)

For more information contact CNTA at cnta@bellsouth.net.

Savannah River Site (SRS) Virtual Field Trips
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In the Beam, Science in the Fast Lane

Created for Virtual Reality, take a video journey with us as we follow a sample through a mass spectrometer. The recreation of the instrument in the video was produced from a laser mapping inside a mass spec used in Savannah River National Laboratory. R&D Engineering, imaging robotics engineers created the experience.

Attention Educators: To provide the virtual experience of the atomic world inside mass spectrometers to students, teachers may complete a short form to receive a link to the free video and educator’s guide: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/INTHEBEAM



"Feathers in the Forest" Come On! Get on the Bus!

Joining our team as ecologists, you will assess two different forests to determine which forest meets the habitat requirements of the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW).

Experience up-close SRS conservation efforts by the US Forest Service as they work to preserve the RCW’s home.

Roundtrip 20 minutes!

Attention Educators: For keys to the bus, complete the short form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RCWvirtualfieldtrip



"Wet Wonders" Come On! Get on the Bus!

Your journey takes you to on a "Wet Wonders" adventure at SRS to study biotic factors that determine the health of a pond.

Roundtrip 14 minutes!

Attention Educators: For keys to the bus, complete the short form at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VirtualTripWetWondersSRS

Upon submission, within 1-3 business days, you will receive a link to the video, and a Student Activity Sheet with Answer Key.

Augusta University Nuclear Science Activity Booth
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Where:
Augusta University Health Sciences Campus (downtown medical district) - Augusta, GA

Who:
Hosted by Augusta University’s Society of Nuclear Scholars

What:
Activity booth on the Health Science Campus (located in the downtown medical district) where we will have games, treats, and nuclear science trivia in an effort to promote the wide-ranging applications and career opportunities in the field of nuclear science!  

How:
Stop by the new Science and Mathematics building to check out our booth!

Savannah River Site Museum Tours
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October 20, 21, 22, 23, 2021
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am -2pm  Saturday: 10am - 4pm

SRS Museum
224 Laurens Street SW
Aiken SC, 29801

Located in downtown Aiken, SC, SRS Museum offers visitors a glimpse beyond the barricade at the Savannah River Site, where they can learn more about South Carolina’s role in winning the Cold War through stories and artifacts from SRS.

The SRS Museum exhibit “6,000 Stories” details life before the plant in surrounding communities of Ellenton, Dunbarton, and Meyer’s Mill, whose residents relocated to make way for the 310 square mile plant. Additional exhibits explore Cold War culture, nuclear materials production, radiation, waste cleanup missions, space exploration, and ecology.

Even after seven decades, the Savannah River Site remains one of the most influential entities in the Central Savannah River Area and is one of the CSRA’s largest employers. Come discover its impact on our community from its mid-20th century origins through today.

For more information, contact SRS Museum at 803-648-1437 or email the museum at srsmuseum@gmail.com.

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness Classroom Teach-Ins
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October 2021 (Available Throughout the Year)
Hosted by Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA).

Need a subject matter expert to help in your classroom? CNTA has speakers available that can come to your classroom to discuss atomic and nuclear fundamentals, nuclear energy, nuclear technologies and applications, careers in nuclear, and a wide range of other topics. We also conduct hands-on demonstrations and activities.

If you are interested in having members from CNTA come to your classroom to teach, please contact the office at cnta@bellsouth.net.

Southern Nuclear Plant Vogtle (Waynesboro, GA)
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
October 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2021

Where:
Southern Nuclear Plant Vogtle – Waynesboro, GA

Who:
Vogtle Energy Education Center Staff

What:
The Vogtle Energy Education Center will be conducting limited site visits at Plant Vogtle which will include nuclear 101 education, driving tours of the site, and hands-on activities relating to power production and nuclear energy.

How:
For more information, contact Joel Leopard (jaleopar@southernco.com) or Mike McCracken (mwmccrac@southernco.com).

University of South Carolina Salkehatchie (Allendale & Walterboro, SC)
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
October 18, 19, 20, 21, 2021

Where:
University of South Carolina Salkehatchie - Allendale, SC & Walterboro, SC

Who:
Recent graduates, current college students, and select regional high school students.

What:
Emphasis on career readiness and workforce development.

Monday, October 18, 2021 – Virtual Alumni Panel
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals and liberal studies students working in a STEM field sharing their experience at USC Salkehatchie.

Tuesday, October 19 & Wednesday, October 20, 2021 – Career and Industry Panel
Industry professionals will discuss careers in the nuclear industry.

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – Fall Career Fairs
USC Salkehatchie - Allendale, SC Campus (11:00 am - 1:00 pm)
USC Salkehatchie - Walterboro, SC Campus (11:00 am -1:00 pm)
The career fair will showcase STEM opportunities available to students in their region. The goal is for students to get a holistic view of all local industry jobs and internship opportunities available in the area.

How:
For more information contact Holly McCrary at mccraryh@mailbox.sc.edu.

Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (Aiken Standard & North Augusta Star NSW Insert)
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Nuclear Science Week is significant to the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization region. This community is at the forefront of important scientific advances, and Nuclear Science Week provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate and learn.

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness will coordinate a special newspaper insert for the Aiken Standard (available on October 17, 2021) and North Augusta Star (available on October 20, 2021) that will highlight regional innovations.  

View previous year’s newspaper inserts:
2020
2019

Radiation — Energy in Motion Virtual Program
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The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) Atomic Legacy Cabin (ALC) in Grand Junction, Colorado, is celebrating Nuclear Science Week by encouraging students and educators to “Get to Know Nuclear” through our free, online Radiation – Energy in Motion program. Designed for upper elementary students, the program, which includes a prerecorded video and free downloadable activity packet, will help students learn about radiation, where it comes from, and how LM uses radiation controls to protect human health and the environment. Materials are available at energy.gov/lm/explore-atomic-legacy-cabin.

AINSE Postgraduate Orientation Week 2021
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The annual AINSE Postgraduate Orientation Week for new scholars will take place during the celebrations of Nuclear Science Week. This event will include a virtual tour of ANSTO’s landmark research facilities hosted by the ANSTO Discovery Centre.

Join us via Zoom videoconference on Sunday October 17 (Pacific Time) / Monday October 18 (Sydney Time) for an in-depth look at the landmark facilities and ongoing research activities at ANSTO, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation:

Opening and Acknowledgement of Country

  • Sunday 17 October 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (PDT)
  • Monday 18 October 9:00 am – 10:00 am (AEDT)

Presentation: Overview of ANSTO’s Nuclear Science & Technology (NST)

  • Sunday 17 October 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm (PDT) 
  • Monday 18 October 10:00 am – 10:30 am (AEDT)

Panel: NST Research Themes (Environment, Health, Nuclear Fuel Cycle)

  • Sunday 17 October 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm (PDT) 
  • Monday 18 October 10:45 am – 11:45 am (AEDT)

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)

Panel: NST Research Infrastructure (Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering, Australian Synchrotron, Centre for Accelerator Science)

  • Sunday 18 October 8:45 pm – 9:45 pm (PDT) 
  • Monday 19 October 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm (AEDT)

Overview of the Women in Nuclear (WiN) Australia Chapter, Australian Young Generation in Nuclear (AusYGN), and the Australasian Nuclear Early Career Researchers and Scientists (ANECR)

  • Sunday 18 October 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm (PDT) 
  • Monday 19 October 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm (AEDT)

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

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 14 October 11:00 pm (PDT) / Friday 15 October 5:00 pm (AEDT). Zoom meeting invites will be sent to attendees via email.

Learning about Nuclear Energy in the Mathematics and Physics Classroom
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On Tuesday October 19th, 2021, the Department of Mathematics, Research Skills and Analysis, at Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning (Toronto, ON, Canada), is hosting an online event on how nuclear energy concepts can be discussed in Mathematics and Physics classrooms. Faculty are invited to attend a session on how to bring the subject of nuclear energy into the classroom, for mathematics and physics courses. This session will cover the basics of nuclear energy, and its roll in energy production strategy and reduction of fossil fuel emissions. Examples of mathematics and physics questions relating nuclear energy with a variety of subjects will also be presented.
Aiken Technical College Video Series
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
October 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2021

To celebrate Nuclear Science Week, Aiken Technical College will have a video series highlighting the five areas showcased on the regional NSW flyer.

Each of the video series will be uploaded to the Aiken Technical College student and employee portal as well their social media sites and YouTube channel.

Monday, October 18, 2021
Nuclear Technology Supports
Debunking Nuclear Myths - Ms. Aherial Polite, Chemistry, Physics, & Nuclear Science Department Chair

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Why Choose Nuclear Careers?
Interview with one of our current RPT students who is also an SRS employee

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Employability Skills Needed
The importance of strong employability skills - Student Success Coaches

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Educational Degree Options
A virtual tour of our RPT mock lab

Friday, October 22, 2021
Nuclear Career Options
Scholarship and upcoming apprenticeship opportunities- Dr. Steve Simmons, Dean Technical & Continuing Education

Wilmington NSW 2021
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Some of the nuclear professionals in Wilmington NC will be presenting on nuclear science, how nuclear power fits into the fight against climate change, and what roles are needed and what careers are available in the field.
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The virtual presentation will take place Monday, October 18th, at 2:00PM ET
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We also invite you to take part in any of these other live virtual sessions throughout the week (times in ET), open for questions with some of our employees. These employees also will be happy to discuss their careers and how they got started in nuclear!

  • Tuesday, 10/19 10:30-11:00 AM - Kevin Burnett, Next Gen. Plant Modification Engineer
  • Tuesday, 10/19 2:00-2:30 PM - Elizabeth Weed, Next Gen. Plant Modification Engineer
  • Wednesday, 10/20 11:00-11:30 AM - Harry Bryant P.E., Reactor Modification Engineer, ROCAME Chairperson
  • Wednesday, 10/20 2:00-2:30 PM - Brendan Ward PhD., Core Cooling R&D Engineer
  • Thursday, 10/21 10:00-10:30 AM, Haley Cowen, Nuclear Power Plant Transient/Safety Analysis Engineer
  • Thursday, 10/21 2:00-2:30 PM, Jashan Grewal, Space Reactor R&D Engineer
  • Friday, 10/22 11:30 AM-12:00 PM - Shirly Rodriguez, Advanced Reactors System Engineer, Co-Vice Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at American Nuclear Society, Advisor for Generation Atomic
  • Friday, 10/22 2:00-2:30 PM - Joseph Orellana, Nuclear Power Plant Transient/Safety Analysis Engineer

For more information on any/all of these events, please contact Brendan.Ward1@ge.com

2021 Essay Contest
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WHO: Students in Grades 9 to 12 are eligible to participate in this contest.

TOPIC: Nuclear industry is always dedicated to the safety of all our communities and the employees and their families who support and work tirelessly to support the work we do to protect the environment and keeps our lights on every day. We are very satisfied with this great achievement to Nuclear industry’s contribution to clean, affordable and reliable energy. Nuclear power will play a major role in helping the World’s fight for climate change and achieving Net-Zero emissions. Can nuclear power save us from climate change? How has nuclear energy changed the world?

FORMAT: 12 PT Times New Roman, 500-1000 Word Limit

Submission Deadline: Nuclear Science Week

Submit to studentoutreach@naygn.org
Reach out to Naif Siddiqui at pi@naygn.org or studentoutreach@naygn.org for more information.

Prizes:1st Prize - Laptop, 2nd Prize: Tablet, 3rd Prize: Educational Gift Hamper

Nuclear is Trending – GIF / Social Media Contest
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NAYGN's Nuclear is Trending GIF is Live for NSW. Please like/share/engage with all the posts and share the following links. Share and get likes to win Prizes!

GIF Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUvOUPkPhsR/

GIF Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/125288777483195/posts/4910231972322161/

GIF Twitter: https://twitter.com/NA_YGN/status/1446184304355291138

GIF LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:ugcPost:6851949983592132609

Please see below for more information on how we can share/engage this more to win some amazing prizes:

Contest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUvOArDMInh/

Contest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNAYGN/photos/a.170516239627115/4910223648989660/?type=3

Contest Twitter: https://twitter.com/NA_YGN/status/1446183561816678401

Contest LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6851949253342830592

New NAYGN Children's Book - Passing Gas
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NAYGN's new children's book, Passing Gas – How Clean Energy Makes the World Less Smelly will be released for NSW 2021. Keep an eye out for a book geared towards the young children to engage them on climate change and clean energy. Please contact Naif Siddiqui for more information on this new amazing book release at pi@naygn.org.

Youth Engagement Workshop
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Around this time last year, The Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) tasked the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) with leading an engagement process with Canadians and Indigenous peoples to inform the development of an integrated long-term management strategy for all of Canada’s radioactive waste, in particular low- and intermediate-level waste (https://radwasteplanning.ca/). This work is distinct from the work that the NWMO is leading on the Deep Geological Repository for used nuclear fuel which will continue as planned.  

The NWMO has been asked by NRCan to engage with Canadians and Indigenous peoples of all ages. It’s important that we hear from all interested in or who could be impacted by this Strategy development process. There is no predetermined outcome, we want to develop a solution collaboratively with Canadians and Indigenous peoples and welcome all voices and perspectives.  

In 2021, the NWMO began engaging with Canadians and Indigenous peoples, conducting public opinion research, hosting a Summit to hear from diverse voices, and listening to citizens in a series of engagement sessions in communities where waste is stored today. Youth have a particularly important role to play, as they will be implementing the strategy we develop today.

Please join Karine Glenn, Strategic Project Director at the NWMO for a Youth Engagement Workshop on Tuesday October 19, 2021 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, which will provide an opportunity for you to share your views and priorities on the development of the Strategy. The session will include a presentation on the project, basic information about radioactive waste and international best practices in the long-term management of low- and intermediate-level waste, followed by a discussion on a number of key questions facilitated by an independent moderator.

You can join the workshop via the Zoom link below:

Topic: ISRW NAYGN Session

Time: Oct 19, 2021 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81364495726

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Meeting ID: 813 6449 5726

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbPlpbIikR

Nuclear Science Week Video Shorts
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A short, educational video on the Monte Carlo method, which allows nuclear engineers to predict the behavior of groups of neutrons and design nuclear reactors. This video will be available on YouTube (to be published at 7am EDT on 10/18) at: https://youtu.be/klJ1AlUVM6E

SRS Women in Nuclear Virtual Activity: “Let’s Get Radioactive!” Jeopardy Game
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
October 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2021

The Savannah River Site (SRS) Women in Nuclear (https://www.srs-win.org/) has a fantastic educational game.

“Let’s Get Radioactive!” Jeopardy Game

The game has 5 categories of questions and answers:
1. Radiation
2. Fact or Fiction
3. Medical Uses
4. Radiation in Home & Workplace
5. Avoiding Radiation

Each category has a point range from 100-500. Person/team selects the category and the point range they would like then answers the question. The person/team with the highest points at the completion of the round wins Nuclear Jeopardy.

Click here to start the game!

INL Nuclear Science Week Events
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Virtual Tours and Presentations
Virtual Experimental Breeder Reactor-I (EBR-I) tour
Monday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. MST
Learn more about the facility where the first usable electricity was generated from nuclear energy in 1951. The tour lasts about an hour and offers 360-degree photos to fully experience the museum.

Virtual 52 Reactors tour
Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. MST
Longtime tour guide and INL historian Don Miley provides a glimpse of the 52 nuclear reactors that have been built at INL and their role in powering the nation.

Virtual Nuclear 101 presentation by Don Miley
Wednesday, Oct. 20, noon MST
Longtime tour guide and INL historian Don Miley shares a straightforward and easy-to-understand explanation of how nuclear power works and why radiation should be respected, not feared.

Virtual INL Overview tour
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m. MST
This one-hour tour includes an overview of 70+ years of INL history. The tour covers the Advanced Test Reactor Complex, Materials and Fuels Complex and the Research and Education Campus.

All guided tours are presented in Microsoft Teams. To register for the tours or presentation, send an email to tours@inl.gov.

Host an event

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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