Nuclear Science Week 2019

Local Events

Sunday, August 18 – Saturday, August 24th 2019

Semana da Ciência Nuclear Brasileira ( Brazilian Nuclear Science Week)

Although Nuclear Science Week takes place in in October, the Brazilian version this year happened in August due to the unavailability of the sector to create and host activities in October 2019 due to the biggest nuclear technical conference in Brazil occurring that month. With the Brazilian nuclear sector as a whole taking part in that conference, we opted to host Nuclear Science Week in August instead.

The initiative was based on joining forces with the most diverse nuclear associations and organizations of the Brazil in order to develop activities all over Brazil. Some example of the organizations were: Brazilian Association of Nuclear Energy, Brazilian Society of Nuclear Medicine, Brazilian Society of Radiological Protection, Brazilian Society of Nuclear Biosciences, Federal University of Santa Maria, Student Section of Nuclear Engineering of UFRJ, Nuclear Sciences Museum and so on.
On the week of August 18th to 24th, The First Brazilian Nuclear Science Week was launched. It counted with more than 20 activities that were developed across 5 different states of Brazil, from north to south, reaching thousands of citizens to dialogue about the benefits of nuclear science and technology for society.

Example of these activities were (all of them open to the public):
• Talk to a Scientist – A stand at street close to the beach in Rio, so pedestrians during leisure time could stop and learn about nuclear technology
• Lectures in high schools and universities
• Medical Physics Conference
• Nuclear Laboratory Open days (Visit to radioisotope lab and nuclear medicine center)
• Tour of journalists to a nuclear research reactor
• Open Visits to the museum of nuclear science
• Tour for research institute
• Radio interview
• Lectures at research institutes
• Visits for University students at the nuclear Fuel fabricators facility
• One day event about nuclear science for more than 500 public school students
• School Visits


Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 6:30PM

Palmetto Golf Club,
275 Berrie Rd SW, Aiken, SC 29801

CNTA Oyster Roast & Low Country Boil

A fundraiser for Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness to help support their outreach to young professionals. This year will feature an oyster roast as well as low country boil from JC’s Seafood, as well as live music and a raffle.


Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 10:00AM-3:00pm

University of South Carolina Aiken,
471 University Pkwy, Aiken, SC 29801

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

Science Education Enrichment Day (S.E.E.D.) is a family themed festival celebrating science, technology, engineering and math. The 34th annual S.E.E.D. will provide opportunity for engagement and exchange between children, teens, families, and local STEM professionals. The CSRA’s largest STEM festival will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10:00am until 3:00pm on the campus of USC Aiken and will feature exhibitors who will provide hands-on activities, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment. FREE ADMISSION!


Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 4:00PM – 8:00PM

McMaster University – CIBC Hall
280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4S4, Canada

Student Job Fair for the Nuclear Industry

This event is an opportunity for college and university students to personally engage with nuclear industry service providers who are actively searching for new personnel while also engaging with showcases of our industry, industry-education partnerships and college-university partnerships.


Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13, 2019

3rd Street & Filling Station Lot in downtown St. Charles, IL

Scarecrow Festival

Chicagoland nuclear advocates will be hosting a booth, sponsored in part by the American Nuclear Society, at the 2019 Scarecrow Festival to share information about nuclear power in Illinois, as well as other aspects of the nuclear industry with members of the public.  We plan to have nuclear-themed activities at our booth, balloon and stickers with nuclear-themed messages for kid, as well as enter a nuclear-themed scarecrow into the scarecrow contest



Saturday, October 12 and Saturday, October 26 | 2:00PM – 4:00PM

American Museum of Science and Energy, 115 E Main St, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Family Science Saturdays

The American Museum of Science and Energy’s Family Science Saturday topic for the month of October 2019 will be “Nuclear Science.” This program will be offered from 2-4pm on both October 12 and October 26. Participants will use Geiger counters and radioactive sources, go on a virtual field trip to a nuclear power facility, build their own electric power grid at a special interactive exhibit, and search the museum to complete a nuclear science scavenger hunt.


Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 10:00AM

200 Main St N, New Ellenton, SC 29809

Atomic City Festival

Starting at 10:00am, this festival will feature live music, craft food vendors, dance and karate demonstrations, bingo, a raffle, a car show, and fireworks starting at 9:00pm.


Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 10:00AM-3:00PM

Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, University Park, PA 16802

Breazeale Nuclear Reactor Open House

An Open House tour of the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the oldest licensed research reactor in the United States. As part of Penn State’s Parent’s and Families Weekend, we’ll open our doors to all who are interested in seeing the reactor in operation. Reactor staff and nuclear engineering students will be on hand to direct guests through a self-guided tour and answer questions of nuclear science and energy.


Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 8:30AM-3:00PM

A. James Clark Hall, University of Maryland, 8278 Paint Branch Dr College Park, MD 20742

Nuclear Merit Badge Program at UMD Radiation Facilities

The University of Maryland American Nuclear Society Section (an organization of students in nuclear engineering) and the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the Health Physics Society (a professional society of specialists in radiation protection) will hold a nuclear science merit badge program on October 12 at the University of Maryland Radiation Facilities. Scouts and students will complete activities in pursuit of the nuclear science merit badge, peek inside a TRIGA reactor and see the characteristic blue glow of the reactor core, whirl with excitement at a cyclotron, virtual reality tour of the Chernobyl exclusion zone, donut breakfast, pizza lunch, and more! Space is limited to 100 people. Pre-registration and online payment required. Cost is $10 per person to help defray food costs.


Monday, October 14, 2019 | 9:00AM

Byron NPP – 4450 N German Church Rd, Byron, IL 61010

Girl Scout Nuclear Patch Program

Hosting Northern Illinois Girl Scouts and teaching them about nuclear energy according to the American Nuclear Society’s requirements for earning the patch. The event will include classroom instruction, activities, and a plant tour. This event is not open to the public due to tour restrictions. Email Shelby Nieman to register for more information at
[email protected]


Monday, October 14

Facebook Live Interview with Nuclear Scientists

Join us for interviews and a guided Facebook Live tour of the Nuclear Energy Exhibition Hall at Argonne National Laboratory! Tune in at 12:00 Central to learn about the past, present and future of nuclear engineering from our guides John Stevens, Alex Brown and Laura Jamison. Follow us – https://www.facebook.com/argonne/


Monday, October 14

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Lucas Heights, Australia

Postgraduate Orientation Week

The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE Ltd.) will be welcoming new postgraduate scholars at ANSTO’s Sydney Campus from October 14-16. New AINSE Award recipients will be involved in a series of talks and social events in celebration of Nuclear Science Week.


Monday, October 14, 2019 | 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Sub Theater, The University of New Mexico, 1 Redondo Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131

Nuclear Science Week Movie Night with Generation Atomic

Come watch A New Fire and other nuclear themed movies with the American Nuclear Society and Generation atomic at the UNM campus. Free and open to the public! Email [email protected] for questions


Monday, October 14 – Friday October 18, 2019

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center – USC Aiken 427 Scholar Loop, Aiken, SC 29801

Education Days

These days feature programs for middle and high school students, including Center of the Atom, Probing the Periodic Tables, Changes Matter, Meet the Elements, Radioecology and Sunstruck. For more information contact Dr. Gary Senn at [email protected]


Monday, October 14 – Friday October 18, 2019

Vogtle Electric Generating Plant,
7821 River Rd, Waynesboro, GA 30830

Site Visit Days

Tours and hands-on demonstrations for students in middle/high school and college/university. Registration required due to limited space. For more information contact Joel Leopard at [email protected]


Tuesday, October 15 | 10:00AM – 2:00PM

SUB Ballroom A, The University of New Mexico, 1 87106 US, Albuquerque, NM 87131

What is Nuclear Day?

Fun nuclear demonstrations, videos, and information from nuclear engineering students and professionals from around the state.
Contact [email protected] for more information.


Tuesday, October 15 | 10:00AM – 2:00PM

St. Charles Parish East Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Dr, Destrehan, LA. 70047

STEM Fair

Entergy’s Waterford 3 Nuclear Station and St. Charles Parish Library present their second annual STEM Fair. Bring your lab coats and brush off your beakers! Students of all ages are invited to a fair full of interactive STEM activities


Tuesday, October 15 | 8:30AM – 3:00PM

Boyertown High School, Pennsylvania

High School Science Class Takeover!

Limerick NAYGN will be going to two local high schools to teach physics, chemistry, and engineering classes about a vast array of nuclear science topics and power applications! Limerick employees will bring a diverse representation of the workforce to introduce students to the wonderful world of being a nuclear professional!
Email Jeremy Barnhart ([email protected]) for more info.


Tuesday, October 15 | 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Augusta University, Summerville Campus, Science Hall Patio Augusta, GA

Education Day

Hosted by the Society of Nuclear Scholars, this event will have outdoor campus booth with interactive and educational information that aim to educate and engage students about nuclear science. Learn about the expansive, challenging, and indispensable workforce within the world of nuclear science and how expedient and enriching nuclear science is in our everyday lives. For more information contact JoyAnne Jernigan, [email protected]


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 11:00AM – 3:00PM

SUB Acoma A&B, The University of New Mexico, 1 87106 US, Albuquerque, NM 87131

Careers in Nuclear Panel

A panel of nuclear professionals from around the southwest, with a special presentation from Zainub Dungarwalla from Palo Verde power generating station. With nuclear information, demonstrations, and fun activities.
Contact [email protected] for more information


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 8:00AM – 9:15AM

American Security Project, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest ##520, Washington, DC 20004

Battlefields of the Future: The Next Generation of Nuclear Reactors

The American Security Project will be hosting a coffee and discussion on nuclear reactors and their strategic and tactical uses by the military. Congressman Conor Lamb (D-PA) will offer introductory remarks followed by a panel of experts.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 6:00PM

USC Aiken Convocation Center,
2049 Champion Way, Graniteville, SC 29829

CNTA Edward Teller Lecture

Dr. Edward Teller was a native of Hungary and came to the United States, as did many other Jewish scientists, escaping the advancing armies of Nazi Germany. From the earliest days of the Manhattan Project, Dr. Teller was a central figure in the design and production of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons materials. This lecture and banquet, named in his honor, will this year feature Michael Shellenberger as the keynote speaker. Tickets are required and the RSVP deadline is October 2nd.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 | 6:00PM

Ironclad Brewery, 115 N 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Movie Night at Ironclad Brewery

Join the Wilmington Section of ANS at Ironclad Brewery for a showing of “The New Fire”. A movie about the future of nuclear power. Finger foods will be provided.

Email [email protected] for more information.


October 16, 18, 24, 2019

Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC

Savannah River Site – Site Visit Days

High school students will experience a “Day in the Life” of a nuclear worker with a focus on careers. For more information contact Kim Mitchell at [email protected]


Thursday, October 17 | 8:30AM – 3:00PM

Phoenixville High School, Pennsylvania

High School Science Class Takeover!

Limerick NAYGN will be going to two local high schools to teach physics, chemistry, and engineering classes about a vast array of nuclear science topics and power applications! Limerick employees will bring a diverse representation of the workforce to introduce students to the wonderful world of being a nuclear professional!
Email Jeremy Barnhart ([email protected]) for more info.



Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 11:00AM – 3:00PM

SUB Santa Ana A&B, The University of New Mexico, 1 87106 US, Albuquerque, NM 87131

Chernobyl Discussion Day

Join us for an in-depth analysis of the new HBO Series “Chernobyl” with nuclear engineering professionals and students. We will be analyzing the technical facts and details that the series got right, and what they got right!
Contact [email protected]


Thursday, October 17, 2019

ANL Guest House, IL

ANS DINNER MEETING

Dr. Martha Menchaca discusses the use of nuclear technologies in medicine including diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and medical imaging. Tour the Argonne Nuclear Energy Exhibition Hall prior to the meeting (5:30 pm).


Thursday, October 17 | 8:00AM – 10:00AM

Grand Junction HS, 1400 N 5th St, Grand Junction, CO 81501

STEM Expo at Grand Junction High School

STEM Expo hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management at Grand Junction High School in the library. Students are encouraged to learn more about the role of the Office of Legacy Management (LM) in Grand Junction and the various STEM careers offered through LM. STEM booths with subject matter experts will provide students and teachers with an opportunity to learn more about the Grand Junction site and its work to protect human health and the environment.

Contact Luke Carleo at [email protected] for more information


Thursday, October 17 | 12:0PAM – 3:30PM

Fruita Monument HS, 1102 Wildcat Ave, Fruita, CO 81521

STEM Expo at Fruita Monument High School

STEM Expo hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management at Fruita Monument High School in the gymnasium. Students are encouraged to learn more about the role of the Office of Legacy Management (LM) in Grand Junction and the various STEM careers offered through LM. STEM booths with subject matter experts will provide students and teachers with an opportunity to learn more about the Grand Junction site and its work to protect human health and the environment.

Contact Luke Carleo at [email protected] for more information


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St, Augusta, GA 30904

STEM Career Connections®

Interactive STEM forum for regional high school juniors and seniors. Registration is required as space is limited. For more information and to register, please contact Kim Saxon at [email protected]


Friday, October 18, 2019 | 6:00PM – 12:00AM

The Salt Yard, 6001 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Nuclear Science Week Social Night at the Salt Yard

Join nuclear professionals and students for a night of fun and drinks and nuclear conversation at the UNM Salt Yard! 21+ only allowed!
Contact [email protected] for more information


Friday, October 18, 2019 | 3:30PM – 5:30PM

2597 Legacy Way Grand Junction, CO 81503

Atomic Legacy Cabin Teacher Open House

Teacher Open House hosted by the Atomic Legacy Cabin to highlight educational programs offered by the new interpretive center. STEM booths will be available in addition to tours of the Atomic Legacy Cabin. All teachers are invited to attend, light refreshments will be served.


Friday, October 18, 2019

USC Salkehatchie, Allendale, SC

Education Day

Educational programs for students. More details coming soon.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

SRS Museum, 224 Laurens St SW, Aiken, SC 29801

Savannah River Site Museum

Featuring an exciting new educational exhibit sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management.  It will be focus on the displacement of families and businesses necessary for construction of the Savannah River Plant in the early 1950’s. The exhibit will interpret the displacement event and the impact on residents through interpretive stations with illustrated panels and sound domes and a large touch screen. For more information contact Lauren Miller at [email protected] or 803-648-1437.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Buffalo Grove, IL

GIRL SCOUT NUCLEAR PATCH EVENT

Girl Scouts can earn their Get to Know Nuclear patch.


Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 9:00AM – 2:00pm

River Bend Station, St. Francisville, LA

Get to Know Nuclear Workshop

Nuclear professionals will lead local Girl Scout troops in interactive exercises and opportunities to learn about electricity production and nuclear energy at the station.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

West Aurora HS,
1201 W New York St, Aurora, IL

BACK TO SCHOOL S.T.E.M. FAIR

Learn about nuclear science careers at the STEM Fair sponsored by Congressman Bill Foster.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Museum of Science and Industry,
5700 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL

Science Works

Learn about science and STEM topics, including nuclear science and technology.


Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Aiken, SC

Atoms in the Alley

Family block party featuring food, music, and vendors.
For more information contact Lauren Miller at [email protected] or 803-648-1437


Saturday, October 19 | 10:00AM -2:00PM

Mississippi Children’s Museum

Mississippi Science Fair

The Mississippi Children’s Museum is hosting a STEM event for families.  Entergy will have a few tables showcasing a lot of fun activities for children of all ages!

NAYGN is partnering with WIN to put on a STEM event for the Science Fair.  We will have the opportunity to engage with the public and teach children about the benefits of STEM and Nuclear Power Generation.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Palisades Power Plant, 27780 Blue Star Highway, Covert, MI 49043

Nuclear 101 for STEM Leaders

The Entergy Palisades Power Plant chapter of Women in Nuclear is inviting community Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educators for a signature education event, “Nuclear 101”. The event will provide educators with information related to nuclear energy generation and transmission, discuss nuclear radiation applications and sources, and give an overview of the station’s day-to-day operations and safety components. All attendees will be provided materials and resources to help teach nuclear science in their classrooms. This event will also qualify for State Continuing Education Clock Hours with the State of Michigan.


Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 11:00AM-2:00PM

Union Station 502 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Cape Fear Community College STEM Activity Day

Hands on student learning event. Various disciplines bring hands on STEM exercises to encourage students curiosity about STEM fields. Free event.


Events with Date TBD

Aiken, SC

CNTA Nuclear Blitz

Educational programs on nuclear science for high school students. More details coming soon.


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