The Virginia Section and VCU’s Nuclear Energy program are committed to increasing public understanding of the nuclear power and research fields.  To support this mission, we offer a yearly 4-day summer workshop to science educators in the Commonwealth on all aspects of the nuclear industry.  Attendees are housed on VCU’s campus and meals are provided.  While earning continuing education credits, science teachers learn about radiation (basics, biological effects, beneficial uses), nuclear energy and technologies, nuclear power plant basics and safety, and use of Gieger-Muller counters.  Field trips to the Surry Power Station and VCU’s Nuclear Medicine Facilities are paired with SoL applications and ideas for class activities and projects.   Our program was also featured on NPR’s “Science Matters.”

For additional information, email virginia-4dstw@local.ans.org or sbilbao@vcu.edu and enjoy our picture gallery below. 2018 Workshop information will be posted soon.