It’s that end-of-semester time of year, and that means it’s time to showcase this year’s Texas Atomic Film Festival! Each year engineering students at UT–Austin communicate some rather difficult and technical nuclear concepts – and blow off some steam in a time of term papers and final exams – via the wondrous medium of the silver screen.
This year’s winner in the Technical Content category is Nuclear Power: A Solution to Global Warming
Not too worried about anthropogenic climate change? No worries, there are plenty of good reasons in the video to expand the use of nuclear power anyway. Or, take a musical ride through nuclear history with this year’s feature voted Best Overall Film – We Didn’t Start The Reactor
See the Texas Atomic Film Festival website for The Tale of Mad Dr. Rad, Nuclear Shakedown, and even more feature films.
Dr. Steven Biegalski is a professor of nuclear engineering whose students produce TAFF and he moderates the film festival. The Faculty Innovation Center at UT–Austin assists with the organization of the project and provides infrastructure for students to complete their projects.
The full TAFF playlist can be found on YouTube at the official Cockrell School Channel.