Did You Know It's Nuclear Science Week? Collecting Energy Central Community Conversation on Nuclear Energy
- Oct 18, 2021 2:06 pm GMT
Did you know that this week is officially recognized as Nuclear Science Week?
Here's a brief history lesson:
In 2009, the Smithsonian affiliated National Museum of Nuclear Science & History consulted with its nuclear industry partners, discussing the need for generating communication and public awareness centered on the achievements of nuclear science. Through these discussions, the idea of hosting a week that celebrated the field of nuclear science materialized.
The first Nuclear Science Week (NSW) celebrations, 2010-2012, were held in late January. The national steering committee decided it was time to change in 2013, as the January timeframe proved too cold for some parts of the country to easily mount programming efforts. To ensure participation with all members of the national steering committee and industry partners – including all areas of power generation, nuclear medicine, national defense and teaching communities – Nuclear Science Week was officially moved to the third week of October.
Nuclear science currently plays a very large role in the utility sector, and the power industry moving forwards is looking to current and future nuclear science and technology to transform energy systems to be carbon-free, resilient, affordable, and more.
As a nod to Nuclear Science Week, we wanted to share some of the top nuclear related content from the past 12 months. And for any community members who want to celebrate with us, we encourage you to share in the comments what developments you're hoping to see in the nuclear energy space in the year to come!
Most Viewed Energy Central Nuclear Content from the Past Year
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