4-Day Science Teacher Workshop

“The Science of Nuclear Energy & Radiation”

CANCELED for SUMMER 2020

VCU’s Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, the Virginia Section of the American Nuclear Society (VA-ANS), the Virginia Chapter of the Health Physics Society (HPS), the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN), and the US Women in Nuclear (WIN) invite you to attend “The Science of Nuclear Energy & Radiation.”

Middle and high school science teachers are invited to enjoy four days of lectures, labs, hands-on activities and tours in an immersive all-inclusive workshop that will provide educators with the opportunity to sharpen their knowledge and understanding of nuclear energy and radiation, enabling them to provide their students with factual and up-to-date information about nuclear science and technology.  The 2020 workshop will be hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering in Richmond and will feature tours of the Surry Nuclear Power Station and VCU’s Nuclear Medicine Facilities, as well as numerous laboratories and hands-on activities full with ideas to implement in the classroom.  The $100 registration fee includes 4 days of accommodations on the VCU campus, all meals, all tours, four Continuing Education Credits, a Geiger-Mueller meter to use in your classroom, and all educational materials.

Instructors and lecturers are experts in the fields they are to present and will be discussing topics including nuclear energy and technology, nuclear power plant basics and safety, functionality and use of Geiger-Müller counters, and basic information on, biological effects of, and beneficial uses of radiation.  The goal of this workshop is to provide educators with the opportunity to sharpen their knowledge and understanding of nuclear energy and radiation, enabling them to provide their students with factual and up-to-date information about nuclear science and technology.

For additional information, email virginia-4dstw@local.ans.org or call Supy Phongikaroon at (804) 827-2278 and enjoy our picture gallery below.  Our program has also been featured on NPR’s “Science Matters.”