Summer 2018 4-Day Science Teacher Workshop

“The Science of Nuclear Energy & Radiation”

 

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 2018 workshop will be hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering in Richmond from Tuesday July 17 at 3 pm to Saturday July 21 at 3 pm, 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 $75 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.  The registration deadline is June 15, 2018 and there are limited seats in this workshop.

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.

2018 4-Day Science Teacher Workshop Flyer

2018 4-Day Science Teacher Workshop Schedule

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 was also featured on NPR’s “Science Matters.”

2018 4-Day Science Teacher Workshop

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