NA-YGN Chapters Participate in National Nuclear Science Week
27 Feb, 2012
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Recently, North American Young Generation in Nuclear Chapters from all over the continent shared their passion for their field of work with their local communities during National Nuclear Science Week (Jan 23rd – 27th, 2012). Shown below are some examples of how two NA-YGN Chapters got the word out and celebrated National Nuclear Science Week (NNSW) by educating their local communities about how they provide electricity to them safely and cheaply on a daily basis.
Also, the LaSalle Nuclear Station‘s NA-YGN Chapter, outside of Chicago, Illinois, visited a local Elementary school to teach them about nuclear energy. Here is a write-up from the LaSalle Station’s newsletter on the event:
LaSalle Station Celebrates Nuclear Science Week
NA-YGN members Amber Von Ruden and Brock Pollman went to McKinley School yesterday, January 24 to speak to eighty third grade students on Nuclear Science Week.
An interactive presentation was given to the students. “It is always great when we can get into the classroom,” Amber Von Ruden said. “The students were so excited to learn about nuclear science, which is just as exciting for us!”
In addition to the presentation, students were also given a NA-YGN cup and granola bars.
“We are so grateful to LaSalle Station for allowing these fantastic employees to come into the school and speak. The kids just loved it,” Principal Julie Prendergast said.
And here are some pictures of the event. Enjoy:
It’s really great to see that these children had such a great time learning about nuclear science. Congrats to the LaSalle Station volunteers for their successful event educating school children on nuclear science and its benefits.
Last year, Clean Energy Insight shared the 2011 NNSW efforts of the NA-YGN Chapter at Sandia National Labs here.
Please feel free to comment and share some of your experiences from this year’s National Nuclear Science Week below. We’d love to hear from you. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to the field of nuclear science, NA-YGN’ers.