By Laura Scheele
The 14th annual North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN) drawing contest is now underway! The drawing contest teaches 4th and 5th grade students about the wonders of nuclear science and technology by engaging them creatively. This year’s theme is Roddy Nuclear Builds Tomorrow—with an emphasis on the importance of new plant construction for the future of nuclear and growing energy demands.
Roddy Nuclear is a nuclear fuel pellet cartoon character who can fit into the palm of a child’s hand. Roddy provides as much energy as almost 2000 pounds of coal and 17,000 cubic feet of natural gas. NA-YGN also offers classroom resources, such as a PowerPoint presentation, to introduce nuclear energy topics to middle school students (see links below).
Don’t delay—the deadline for NA-YGN Chapters to host their area contests and submit their top 10 drawings is Friday, October 26! The top 5 drawings will be showcased at the 2012 ANS Conference in San Diego, Cal., on November 11-15 (so be sure to register now). Winners will be selected online at Clean Energy Insight and announced by December 1 .
For More Information
How to host the drawing contest (for Educators)
How to host the drawing contest (for Parents and Students)
Laura Scheele is the Communications and Public Policy Manager for the American Nuclear Society’s Communications and Outreach Department. She also serves as the ANS Liaison to North American Young Generation in Nuclear.