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Nuclear Science Week – October19-23

What is Nuclear Science Week?

NSW final logoThe Smithsonian Affiliated National Museum of Nuclear Science and History founded this nationally recognized, weeklong celebration in 2010. Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is a unique outreach opportunity that grants teachers, students, and the general public direct access to nuclear technologies and energy experts.

The American Nuclear Society has been a proud supporter of Nuclear Science Week since its beginning, and participates on the National Steering Committee every year.

Who can participate?

Everyone! Each year a different city is chosen by the NSW National Steering Committee to host a designated “big event,” and smaller local events take place throughout the country. This year’s big event will be held in Knoxville, TN. The ANS Oak Ridge/Knoxville Local Section and the ANS University of Tennessee Student Section will play leading roles in engaging the public in workshops, panels, and other reception events that highlight the importance of nuclear technology. Your school can have a Nuclear Science Week celebration too!

Each day of the week, participating organizations across the United States will promote different aspects of nuclear science:

Click to View - Gov. Rauner proclaims Nuclear Science Week in IL.

Click to View – Gov. Rauner proclaims Nuclear Science Week in IL.

You can find information on this site about all of the topics by following the links above. For additional curriculum ideas, please visit the Classroom Activities page or download the ANS Teacher Resource Guide.

You can also encourage your students to participate in the 2015 Nuclear Art & Multimedia Contest.  Prizes include an ANS Isotope Discovery Kit, Geiger counters, gift cards, and much more.

The Nuclear Science Week website also provides a rich assortment of curriculum assistance for middle school and high school teachers.



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