Nuke 101

Teacher Workshop at IYNC/NAYGN Public Information Day 2012

[Approx. Read Time: 2 minutes] By Suzanne Baker, Guest Author and Director of PopAtomic Studios I recently had the privilege of participating in the Nuclear Technology Workshop for Teachers in Charlotte, NC.  The all-day event, organized by Kristine Madden (NextEra Energy) and Dr. Stephen Harris (Savannah River National Laboratory - SRNL), was a part of the International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC)/ North Am...

13 Sep 9:45 AM 1 Read More...

NA-YGN Congratulates North American Nuclear Executive Susan Reilly Landahl

[Approximate Read Time - 1 minute] The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) announced their annual Nuclear Excellence Awards today at the conclusion of their eleventh Biennial General Meeting held in Shenzhen, China. Susan Reilly Landahl, Chief Operation Officer of Exelon Nuclear and member of NA-YGN’s Executive Advisory Committee was one of the eight recipients this year. The Nuclear Excellence awar...

31 Oct 10:19 AM 0 Read More...

Nuclear Education Opportunities

[Approx. Read Time: 3 minutes] Nuclear Misinformation In the wake of the earthquake in Japan and the resulting accident at the Fukushima power plant, misinformation and fear-mongering about nuclear energy, which has always been present, has really been soaring. Reports of radiation plumes hitting the Pacific coast of the United States or milk with high radiations levels invaded the news and soon people everywhere w...

18 Oct 10:32 AM 2 Read More...

Resource Guide on Nuclear Energy for the 112th Congress

[Approx. Read Time: <1 minute] The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has posted a new section to their website dedicated to inform the 112th US Congress about nuclear energy and electricity: http://www.nei.org/112thcongress/ This new section condenses the main talking points about nuclear energy, such as economic benefits, with which members of congress might be concerned.  In addition to providing a basic edu...

11 Jan 4:00 AM 0 Read More...

Nuke 101 - Educating Educators

[Approx. Read Time: 5 minutes] [caption id="attachment_2031" align="aligncenter" width="614" caption="Local educators learn how a nuclear power control room works."][/caption]   Exelon employees from the Braidwood Nuclear Generation Station outside of Chicago, Illinois recently changed the game when it comes to nuclear power advocacy in the United States.  Led by their North American Young Generation in N...

15 Apr 7:13 PM 3 Read More...