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Introduction to Nuclear Technology
NEED launched a partnership with Central Virginia Community College through a U.S. Department of Labor grant to create the Introduction to Nuclear Technologies course for teachers teaching dual enrollment students at CVCC. The 40 hour course includes two weekends of content and hands-on nuclear activities and a field trip to Dominion’s North Anna Nuclear Power Station. The course activities include robotics, nuclear chemistry, health physics, non-destructive examination, nuclear physics, and public policy in nuclear energy. Special thanks to Barbara Bragg (CVCC) and Janet Walton (Region 2000) for their leadership on the project and to NEED’s team Vernon Kimball, Regina Donour, Doug Keaton, Hallie Mills, Dr. Frank Settle, and DaNel Hogan for creating and delivering this exciting course. 17 teachers are participating in the first session of the course.
Download a zipped file of lesson plans, background reading for the teachers, curriculum guides, and Powerpoint presentations here.