National Nuclear Science Week: October 21-25 2013

Get to Know Nuclear

nnsw logo 200x151Mark your calendars well in advance for National Nuclear Science Week—the annual celebration of the remarkable achievements and contributions of nuclear science and technology. National Nuclear Science Week will be commemorated October 21–25, 2013.

curiosity rover 177x100From curing cancer, to powering our exploration of the Solar System, to helping maintain a thriving clean and green planet here at home, the world’s most powerful science and promising technology is well worth celebrating and exploring further. A great place to start is the official National Nuclear Science Week website, loaded with information and ideas on how to learn, teach, and celebrate nuclear science and technology. See the National Nuclear Science Week Celebration Guide for even more ideas.

Each day of the week of October 21‑25, participating organizations across the United States will promote different aspects of nuclear science:

  • Monday, October 21:  Get to know nuclear
  • Tuesday, October 22:  Careers in the nuclear fields
  • Wednesday, October 23:  Nuclear energy generation
  • Thursday, October 24:  Nuclear safety
  • Friday, October 25:  Nuclear medicine

national museum of nuclear science reactions welcome 160x100The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, in Albuquerque, N.M., is organizing the event and has made teacher resources available online here. The American Nuclear Society is helping to sponsor the week  and will be posting information and resources to help ANS local and student sections organize activities.

Enormous ALEPH detector was instrumental in discovering Higgs boson

Enormous ALEPH detector instrumental in discovering Higgs boson

Take a moment to consider how you can collaborate with teachers, Boy Scout and Girl Scout leaders, and others to promote National Nuclear Science Week. Introduce the next generation of  scientists and engineers to the applications of nuclear technologies in everyday life. Contact the ANS Outreach Department for assistance and suggestions.

More information will be coming as exciting events and activities are under development. Stay up-to-date by signing up for National Nuclear Science Week email updates.

Nuclear construction at Plant Vogtle, Georgia

Construction at Plant Vogtle, Georgia

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