National Nuclear Science Week is celebrated annually across the United States. It is a week–long educational opportunity to focus local, regional and national interest on all aspects of nuclear science.

The SRS Community Reuse Organization and its affiliated Nuclear Workforce Initiative are collaborating with local 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.

Regional Activities Include: (Quick Links - click to jump to section)

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Monday – Friday, October 20 -24, 2014
Ruth Patrick Science Education Center (RPSEC) – USC Aiken

For Middle & High School Students

Program Focus – Journey to the Center of the Atom, Chemical Matters, Probing the Periodic Table and Featuring the Interactive Nucleus

For more details, visit http://rpsec.usca.edu/Events/NNSW/2014/

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Georgia Regents University (GRU) College of Allied Health Sciences – Augusta, GA

Program Focus – Journey to the Center of the Atom, Fundamentals of Nuclear Fuel and more.

For more details contact Sharron Walls at shwalls@gru.edu

Date TBA
University of South Carolina Salkehatchie – Allendale, SC

Program Focus – Journey to the Center of the Atom, Fundamentals of Nuclear Fuel and more.

More details to follow.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Kroc Center – Augusta, GA

Program Focus – Interactive forum for regional high school juniors and seniors considering a career pathway that involves STEM skills. During the forum students, teachers, guidance counselors and career specialists will attend breakout sessions and get the opportunity to interact with current professionals in nuclear technology and other high-tech industries, learn about “hot” career topics in our region and view interesting exhibits.

For Regional High School Juniors and Seniors. (Limited Seating with Pre-Registration required)
Registration is coordinated through school districts and educators.
(Teachers, Guidance Counselors and Career Specialists Encouraged to Attend)

For more information, contact Mindy Mets at mindymets@srscro.org or Kim Saxon at kim.saxon@srscro.org for details.

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Local companies are planning to conduct site tours at their facility.

Monday, October 20, 2014 & Friday, October 24, 2014
Southern Company – Plant Vogtle Visitors Center, 7821 River Road, Waynesboro, GA 30803

Students will have an opportunity to visit the nuclear power plant and to understand day to
day operations, ways technology is at work and interact with young professionals in the nuclear industry. (Space is limited) (Registration required)

For more information contact Lisa Chance at 706-826-3881 or lmchance@southernco.com

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 & Thursday, October 23, 2014
SCANA – V.C. Summer – 100 Bradham Blvd, Jenkinsville, SC 29065

Hosting student and teacher tours of the AP1000 nuclear construction site. (Space is limited) (Registration Required)

For more information, contact Erica Knight at erica.knight@scana.com or 803-931-5436

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Savannah River Site – Aiken, SC (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

For CSRA high school science/math teachers (space is limited) Tours will include Savannah River National Laboratory, Environmental and Bioassay Laboratory, Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility and Defense Waste Processing Facility. Tour is focused on science application at SRS.

High school principals should contact Kim Mitchell at kimberly.mitchell@srs.gov or call 803-952-8782 to register a teacher for the tour.

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The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA) sponsors the annual Edward Teller Lecture. The Teller Lecture is named for the famed nuclear pioneer who played a key role in development of nuclear energy. Event details are in progress.

For more information visit http://www.c-n-t-a.com/

 

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Savannah River Site Leadership Association Speech Contest

The SRS Leadership Association sponsors an annual speech contest open to any student from the CSRA, in grades 9th – 12th. It requires a student to personally prepare a speech of between four and six minute duration relating to leadership in STEM career fields. The contest will coincide with nuclear science week events.

For more information, contact Cheryl Hartfield, Contest Director, at (803) 952-7121, cheryl.hartfield@srs.gov or Pam Beaver, Co-Chair at (803) 507-6042, pam.beaver@srs.gov.

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Teacher Workshop – Bringing Nuclear Into the Classroom

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA) and the local section of the American Nuclear Society (ANS-SR) conducts workshops for middle school and high school teachers to include hands-on activities that teachers can potentially use to excite students in their classrooms.

For more information, visit http://www.c-n-t-a.com/edumain_files/schoolmain.htm

Teaching Radiation, Energy and Technology (TREAT)

The goal of this workshop is to provide education, training, and experimental opportunities for Central Savannah River Area school teachers. The focus is on training and involvement of participants in learning about environmental radiation. The workshop includes classroom lectures and laboratory hands on exercises. Participants develop activities and study units for utilization in their class rooms.

For more information, please contact de’Lisa Carrico, DOE Environmental Justice Program Manager, at d.carrico@srs.gov or (803) 952-8607

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Savannah River Site Public Tour Program -

Limited number of SRS tours for the general public.

For more information visit http://www.srs.gov/general/tour/public.htm

Plant Vogtle Visitor Center -

Educational exhibits on the production of nuclear power
7821 River Road, Waynesboro, Georgia 30830

For more information call 706-554-9407

Aiken Historical Museum -

Learn about Aiken’s past, present and future
433 Newberry Street, SW, Aiken, South Carolina 29801

For more information visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/whattodo/detail/aiken_county_historical_museum1

For more information please contact:
Mindy Mets, Nuclear Workforce Initiative Program
Manager at mindy.mets@srscro.org or Kim Saxon,
Assistant Coordinator, at kim.saxon@srscro.org