WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) joins The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, as well as local, national, and international organizations committed to the advancement of nuclear energy in celebrating Nuclear Science Week.
Nuclear Science Week is a week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national, and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. It takes place each year on the third week of October and will be recognized for the eighth year on October 16-20, 2017.
“Nuclear Science Week is critical in raising awareness of the importance of nuclear science. The week’s events will promote productive engagement in our communities and among young professionals in the nuclear field,” said Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “These visionaries continue to propel us toward progress and define the national and global role that nuclear science will play in the future.”
Throughout the week, educators, employers, and community members will engage in conversations about the significance of nuclear science. Activities corresponding with the event are designed to elevate both the past achievements of nuclear science and future opportunities it provides.
As part of the celebration this week, DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy will encourage the nation-wide sharing of ideas and information relating to contributions of the U.S. National Labs, advanced nuclear energy solutions, and how nuclear science expands possibilities in areas such as space exploration. The Office of Nuclear Energy will also hold an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit featuring nuclear science experts from the National Labs on Monday, October 16, as well as a “Millennial Nuclear Caucus” where young leaders in the field will come together and discuss the future of nuclear energy on October 19.
Additional information on the Energy Department’s Office of Nuclear Energy can be found here.
Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #NuclearSciWeek.