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Smithsonian Associates Study Tour visits Y-12

December 3, 2015

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The Smithsonian Associates Study Tour.

This year marks the second year that the Smithsonian Institution has featured an Oak Ridge tour for its annual Associates Study Tour. Forty-three teachers and two tour leaders traveled from Washington to Oak Ridge for the three-day workshop packed with history and filled with new technological advances such as additive manufacturing, neutron science and computational science.

The group began their visit to Oak Ridge at the American Museum of Science and Energy. After seeing the orientation video and exploring the museum’s Oak Ridge Room and other exhibits, they next stopped at the Y-12 History Center in the New Hope Center.

Their visit to Y-12 included a stop in Building 9201-3 (Alpha 3), giving them the experience of seeing inside an original Manhattan Project facility at Y-12. Read more about their visit