Nuclear science: A vast subject. An important topic.

Nuclear science: A vast subject. An important topic.

October 20-24, 2014!

National Nuclear Science Week is a national, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional and national interest on all aspects of nuclear science. Each day will provide for learning about the contributions, innovations and opportunities that can be found by exploring nuclear science.

During the week, educators, students, employers and the community will participate in a national recognition of how nuclear science plays a vital role in the lives of Americans…and the world. Activities during the week are intended to build awareness of the contributions of the nuclear science industry and those who work in it every day.

The 2014 National Celebration Event

The Nuclear Literacy Project and the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Eastern Washington Section and ANS Puget Sound Section are collaborating with national and regional organizations to host activities in Seattle, Washington that will be featured for this year’s observance of National Nuclear Science Week.

The regional presence of multiple nuclear start-ups - the public power entity Energy Northwest, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, AREVA, aerospace and naval presence, as well as many contract companies - offer a potent narrative about the future of energy within a community that values innovation. Programs for the week are designed to encourage education and awareness of the intersections of nuclear technologies and our rapidly changing world.

Celebration Guide

This downloadable Celebration Guide 2014 will give you some creative ideas about National Nuclear Science Week through a variety of actions, such as getting involved in your community, reaching out to the public or to those around you and ideas for your school or company. There are also ideas for professional society chapters.