January 25 was “Nuclear Science Day”, where you could find out “What’s Cool About Nuclear Science and Why Our Country Needs Nuclear Electricity” from Argonne staff members Mark Peters (Deputy Laboratory Director) and Justin Thomas (principal nuclear engineer). This day-long live webinar was for high school students and teachers across the country and also told students about what it’s like to work at a nuclear power plant, what’s happening in nuclear medicine, and the future of nuclear energy in the U.S. If you missed the live webinar you still have the chance catch up: the podcasts of their talks and the presentation are now available to all for download at the NSTA web site.
DOWNLOAD (from NSTA web site):
- “What's Cool About Nuclear Science?” - Mark Peters (.m4v Podcast, 46.5 MB)
- “What's under the Hood?” - Justin Thomas (.m4v Podcast, 52.7 MB)
- What's Cool About Nuclear Science and Why Our Country Needs Nuclear Electricity (PowerPoint Presentation, 9.99 MB)
Nuclear Science Day was part of the National Nuclear Science Week celebration of all aspects of nuclear science, January 23-27, 2012. This annual event is organized by the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque.
- For more information on this day-long live webinar and to register
your class visit:
Nuclear Science Day at the NSTA Learning Center web site
- National Nuclear Science Week - official web site
- The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
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