Get to Know Nuclear
The annual celebration of the benefits of nuclear science and technology, National Nuclear Science Week, is observed this year on October 21—25, 2013. Nuclear professionals—help spread the word!
From curing cancer, to powering our exploration of the solar system, to helping maintain a thriving clean and green planet here at home—raising awareness of the powerful benefits of the world’s most powerful science and promising technology is extremely timely. A visit to a classroom, a presentation at the local library, an op-ed in the local paper—linking on social media—the possibilities are endless. A great place for ideas is the official National Nuclear Science Week website, loaded with information 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
The 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—more details on events coming soon.
Introduce the next generation of scientists and engineers to the applications of nuclear technologies in everyday life! Stay up-to-date by signing up for National Nuclear Science Week email updates.