Come Explore Nuclear Science!

Nuclear Science Week is an international, broadly observed week-long celebration that focuses on all aspects of nuclear science. Events during this week will provide many learning opportunities about contributions, innovation and careers that can be found by exploring nuclear science. #nuclearsciweek



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.



Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2017


Ruth Patrick Science Education Center (RPSEC), University of South Carolina Aiken (Aiken, SC)


Middle & High School Students


Journey to the Center of the Atom (Featuring the Interactive Nucleus), Probing Periodic Table, Chemical Matters, Radioecology


Teachers can make arrangements for class participation through

For more information contact Dr. Gary Senn at




October 18, 2017


Augusta University – Summerville Campus (Augusta, GA)


High School Students


Journey to the Center of the Atom (Featuring the Interactive Nucleus, Fundamentals of Nuclear Fuel, Going Nuclear)


Registration required. For more information contact Janelle Mangrum, 706-729-2260 or



October 19, 2017


Kroc Center – 1833 Broad Street, Augusta, GA – Hosted by SRS Community Reuse Organization


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


Attendees will learn about future local career opportunities and interact with professionals in high-tech industries to included nuclear technology, information technology, cyber security, healthcare, advanced manufacturing and more through a wide range of interactive exhibitors and speakers. #STEMCC2017


Registration required (limited space) and coordinated through educators – For more information and details, contact Kim Saxon at

Our Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors.


Southern Nuclear Company | SRS Community Reuse Organization | Nuclear Workforce Initiative®


Aiken Technical College | Applied Research Center | Atkins | Augusta Technical College | CB&I AREVA MOX Services, LLC | Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC


Augusta University College of Science & Mathematics | Augusta University Cyber Institute | BWX Technologies | Kimberly-Clark | Savannah River Remediation, LLC | South Carolina Electric & Gas | Textron Specialized Vehicles


Bright & Bold Entertainment | Empowered Global Solutions, Inc. | Security Onion Solutions | STEM Premier



Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

October 16, 18, 19, 20, 2017


Southern Nuclear Company Plant Vogtle (Waynesboro, GA)


Middle & high school students and teachers


Tour & hands on demonstrations


Registration required (limited space). For more information contact Joel Leopard at or 706-848-3630


October 18, 2017


Savannah River Site (SRS) – Aiken, SC


CSRA high school Advanced Placement (AP) science & math teachers and technical college educators.


Science application at SRS


Registration required (limited space). For more information contact Kimberly Mitchell at or 803-952-8782


Annual Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet

Thursday, October 19, 2017


University of South Carolina Aiken Convocation Center, 75 Robert M Bell Pkwy, Aiken, SC

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA) will hold their 26th Annual Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet to coincide with Nuclear Science Week.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Jim Conca, Forbes contributor and a scientist in the fields of earth and environmental sciences for 33 years.


Registration required. For more information contact CNTA at or 803-649-3456


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

Saturday, October 7, 2017

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

University of South Carolina Aiken Campus

Cost: FREE!

Imagine making your own slime, talking turkey, driving a championship robot, becoming a TV meteorologist or traveling through a virtual representation of outer space.  These a just a few of the many activities planned at this event.

The goal is to increase awareness of the critical role science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields play in our everyday existence.

Go to for more information.

Halloween Costume Ball

Friday, October 13, 2017

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens Street SW, Aiken, SC

Halloween Costume Ball

Hosted by Citizen for Nuclear Technology Awareness Young Professionals Fundraising Committee.

Attire: Costumes preferred.

Tickets: $35 at

For more information contact Sunny Lunka at or 803-208-8680

SRS Museum / Educational & Historical Events

October 16, 17, 18, 19, 2017


224 Lauren Street, Aiken, SC – Sponsored by Savannah River Site Museum


Aiken’s social, historical and educational initiatives


Robotic Displays • Museum Tours


For more information contact Walt Joseph at or 803-648-5634

Block Party – Atoms in the Alley

Saturday, October 21, 2017

5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Alley in downtown Aiken, SC – Block Party (Atoms in the Alley)

Artisans market, food, live music, movie, fallout shelter ribbon cutting and much more.

For more information contact Tara Smith at or 803-725-1427


Savannah River Site Education Outreach Programs

The United States Department of Energy Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR) provides a variety of science and literacy outreach programs at the Savannah River Site (SRS) by funding and coordinating the efforts of several organizations. These organizations include the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL), Natural Resources Management and Research Institute, and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS). The primary goals of these outreach programs are to enhance interest in science, mathematics, engineering and technology and to support improvements in education in the Central Savannah River Area by using the unique resources available at the Site. We believe business, industry, government and the education community must work together as partners to improve the educational opportunities for all students in our region. To learn more about the many programs offered:

Ruth Patrick Science Education Center

The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center is a cooperative effort between the University of South Carolina Aiken, business, industry, and schools in the Central Savannah River Area. Its programs challenge the present and inspire the future to effect systemic change in science and mathematics education. Its hands-on approach to teaching is designed to help people experience the beauty, the order, and the power of science and mathematics, as well as the interest and fun of discovery. Programs are available for students, teachers and the community. Learn more at

Bringing Nuclear into the Classroom

This workshop for middle and high school teachers was jointly developed and is implemented by the Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA) and the local section of the American Nuclear Society (ANS-SR). The workshop includes hands-on styled presentations that demonstrate the fundamentals and benefits of nuclear technology and energy applications. Workshops are presented several times each year. For more information contact

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 or (803) 952-8607


Savannah River Site (SRS) Museum

224 Laurens St. S.W. in Aiken, SC

The museum goals are to commemorate the achievements that helped win the Cold War, recognize the sacrifices of people displaced by the Site, excite young people about science and technology and boost the economy through heritage tourism.

Click here for a video of the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new SRS Museum at the former Dibble Library in Aiken, South Carolina. For more information, visit their website at

Savannah River Site Public Tour Program

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC will once again offer a limited number of Savannah River Site (SRS) tours for the general public. Site tours provide an opportunity for those interested in SRS to better understand the Department of Energy’s facilities and workers that changed the face of Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale Counties, nearby cities and helped win the Cold War. Guests will also learn about facilities supporting future missions of the Savannah River Site.

For more information visit

Plant Vogtle Visitor Center

7821 River Road, Waynesboro, Georgia

The Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., is one of the state’s two nuclear energy electricity-generating facilities. Like its predecessor, the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., Plant Vogtle is jointly owned by Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia and Dalton Utilities. The plant is named for Alvin W. Vogtle Jr., the chief executive officer of Southern Company, Georgia Power’s parent firm, from 1969 through 1983.

Georgia Power began planning Plant Vogtle in 1971. Unit 1 began commercial operation in 1987, and Unit 2 began commercial operation in 1989. The plant’s 3,100-acre site along the Savannah River became the largest construction project ever undertaken in Georgia. At the peak of construction, more than 14,000 people worked to build the two electric generating units at Plant Vogtle.

Plant Vogtle’s massive containment buildings – with their four-foot-thick concrete walls – house, below ground level, two 355-ton reactor vessels on huge concrete slabs. The twin cooling towers, large structures that stand 548 feet above the surrounding landscape, release non-radioactive water vapor as part of the power plant’s cooling process.

Like other electric generating plants, Plant Vogtle has large turbines and generators, a control room, a chemistry lab and a high-voltage switchyard. Plant Vogtle sends millions of kilowatts of electricity to destinations all across the region, providing enough energy to power approximately 600,000 homes, and we expect this number to increase.

Features educational exhibits and displays on the production of nuclear power. For more information call 706-554-9407.


Training Opportunities

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills are important building blocks that help students expand their education and career opportunities.  Creative resources are available to students, teachers and parents to promote STEM skill development and understand nuclear technology through activities that encourage exploration and involvement.

Visit the link below to learn about all the local high-tech training opportunities available: