National Nuclear Science Week sponsored by the National Museum for Nuclear Science and History, a Smithsonian affiliate, was celebrated January 23-27, 2012. On January 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time, NSTA hosted the following Web Seminars, giving teachers and students from across the country the opportunity to log on and "Get to Know Nuclear." The presentations featured nuclear science experts talking about careers in nuclear and all sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Green Power for a Digital World, 11 a.m. Eastern Time
What is it like to be a young woman engineer at a real, working nuclear power plant? In this program, Natalie Wood shared her experience as a nuclear engineer at River Bend Nuclear Power Station in Louisiana. Marv Fertel, President and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute, talked about the potential of nuclear energy to make a difference. He also discussed safety measures and the impacts of the 2011 accident in Japan.
Podcast - Nuclear Energy: Green Power for a Digital World, Natalie Wood, (39.7 MB)
Podcast - America's Nuclear Industry after Fukushima, Marvin Fertel, (56.4 MB)
What's Cool About Nuclear Science and Nuclear Electricty?, 12 p.m. Eastern Time
Nuclear science is part of our everyday lives. Mark Peters, a scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory, shared cool facts about nuclear and talked about how nuclear electricity is powering our cool world. Justin Thomas, Principal Nuclear Engineer at Argonne National Laboratory, gave audiences an in-depth look at the processes of nuclear fission and nuclear electric generation.
Podcast - What's Cool About Nuclear Science? Mark Peters, (46.5 MB)
Podcast - What's under the Hood? Justin Thomas, (52.7 MB)
From Inner Atom to OuterSpace: Exciting Careers in Nuclear, 2 p.m. Eastern Time
From exploring mysteries of the inner atom to using nuclear energy for applications in outer space, nuclear science and technology offer an array of career paths. Eric Loewen, President of the American Nuclear Society, highlighted diverse opportunities for today's students.
Podcast - Careers in Nuclear Science, Eric Loewen, (92.1 MB)
Shaping the Nuclear Energy Future, 3 p.m. Eastern Time
In this program, Illinois Institute of Technology professor Jeff Terry probed into many of the problems facing our world today and discussed the potential of nuclear to provide solutions.
Podcast - Power Is Everything, Jeff Terry, (140 MB)
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