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.

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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.

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Education
Education
Education
Education

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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

Where:

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

Who:

Middle & High School Students

Focus:

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

How:

Teachers can make arrangements for class participation through http://rpsec.usca.edu

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


Tuesday

October 17, 2017

Where:

University of South Carolina Salkehatchie (Allendale, SC)

Who:

Middle & High School Students

Focus:

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

How:

Registration required. For more information contact Terri Boone at BOONETER@mailbox.sc.edu


Wednesday

October 18, 2017

Where:

Augusta University – Summerville Campus (Augusta, GA)

Who:

High School Students

Focus:

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

How:

Registration required. For more information contact Debbie Conley, 706-729-2260 or deconley@augusta.edu

STEM
STEM
STEM

Thursday

October 19, 2017

Where:

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

Who:

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

Focus:

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.

How:

Registration required (limited space) and coordinated through educators – For more information and details, contact Kim Saxon at kim.saxon@srscro.org


Our Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors.

Gold:

Georgia Power | SRSCRO | NWI®

Silver:

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

Bronze:

Augusta University College of Science & Mathematics | Augusta University Cyber Institute | BWX Technologies | Kimberly-Clark | Savannah River Remediation | SCANA Corporation | Textron Specialized Vehicles

In-Kind:

Bright & Bold Entertainment | Empowered Global Solutions | Security Onion Solutions

Site
Site
Site
Site

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

October 17, 18, 19, 20, 2017

Where:

SCANA – VC Summer Nuclear Station (Jenkinsville, SC)

Who:

Students & teachers

Focus:

AP 1000 nuclear construction site

How:

Registration required (limited space). For more information contact Erica Knight at erica.knight@scana.com or 803-931-5436.


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

October 16, 18, 19, 20, 2017

Where:

Southern Nuclear Company Plant Vogtle (Waynesboro, GA)

Who:

Middle & high school students and teachers

Focus:

Tour & hands on demonstrations

How:

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


Wednesday

October 18, 2017

Where:

Savannah River Site (SRS) – Aiken, SC

Who:

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

Focus:

Science application at SRS

How:

Registration required (limited space). For more information contact Kimberly Mitchell at kimberly.mitchell@srs.gov or 803-952-8782

Annual

Annual Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Where:

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

The Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA) will hold their 25th 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.

How:

Registration required. For more information contact CNTA at cnta@bellsouth.net or 803-649-3456

Other

Young Professionals Costume Ball

Friday, October 13, 2017

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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

Hosted by Citizen for Nuclear Technology Awareness Young Professionals Fundraising Committee

For more information contact Sunny Lunka at sunny.lunka@srs.gov or 803-208-8680


SRS Museum / Social & Historical Events

October 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2017

Where:

Aiken, SC – Sponsored by Savannah River Site Museum

Focus:

Aiken’s social, historical and educational initiatives

What:

Robotic Displays • Museum Tours • Block/Street Party

Contact:

For more information contact Walt Joseph at qualityprt@aol.com 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

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

For more information contact Tara Smith at Tara.Smith@srnl.doe.gov or 803-725-1427

Educator
Educator
Educator

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: http://www.srs.gov/general/outreach/edoutrch/index.htm

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 http://rpsec.usca.edu/

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 CNTA@bellsouth.net.

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

Community

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 http://www.srsheritage.org/

Savannah River Site Public Tour Program

In 2017, 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 http://www.srs.gov/general/tour/public.htm

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.

Local

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:

http://www.srscro.org/nuclear-workforce-initiative/college-university-programs/