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This is the 34th summer course on energy topics to be conducted by the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center faculty. The class is designed specifically for high school science teachers to provide the basics of nuclear science, types of radiation (including radiation detection and protection), industrial applications of nuclear science, and current and future nuclear power generation technologies (including Small Modular Reactors). Presentations will be technically oriented at an introductory graduate level, and are structured for secondary teachers of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, earth sciences, and related subjects.
University of Missouri-Columbia Campus, Columbia, MO
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This popular workshop includes classroom experiments and demonstrations crucial to making classroom learning come to life. Learn how to use Geiger counters to detect radiation from background and man made sources. Teachers who complete the workshop receive a certificate of completion for 8 contact hours, a CD V-700 Geiger counter, a teacher resource book with NGSS and Common Core aligned lessons, and information about radioactive sources that can be safely used in the classroom.
SPACE IS LIMITED: Must register in advance
Registration is $95 (5/4 - 5/27)
New Orleans, LA / Hyatt Regency New Orleans / 601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The goal of this workshop is to sharpen educators' knowledge and understanding of nuclear energy and radiation, enabling them to provide students with factual, up-to-date information about nuclear science and technology. The workshop features laboratories and hands-on activities as well as tours of North Anna Nuclear Power Station and VCU's Nuclear Medicine facilities. Registration fee: $75. Deadline: June 10, 2016
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
8:00 - 5:00
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