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2016 Nuclear Science Week Newspaper Insert

CNTA teamed with The Aiken Standard to produce a newspaper insert for the Sunday, October 16, 2016 edition of the newspaper, celebrating Nuclear Science Week by providing a series of teaching, informational, and topical articles. Individual pages of the tabloid insert are linked below in PDF format; please use your browser's "back" button to return to this page.

Page 01:  Nuclear Science Week 2016: 25th Anniversary of CNTA
Page 02:  The story of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Page 03:    (advertisement: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions)
Page 04:  The Mobile Plutonium Facility: An international treasure
   . . . . . . . Salt Waste Processing Facility preparing for startup
Page 05:  Video contest seeks the truth in nuclear myths
Page 06:  Hecker slated for Teller Lecture keynote
   . . . . . . . Nuclear Science Week Regional Coordination Committee
Page 07:    (advertisement: Savannah River Remediation)
Page 08:    (advertisement: Aiken Technical College)
Page 09:  Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness - 25 Years of public nuclear education
   . . . . . . . CNTA refocuses after 25 years
   . . . . . . . Why I am CNTA: Colleen Hart
Page 10:  A perspective on CNTA's Education Initiatives
Page 11:  Lunch with a legend: Dr. Edward Teller (by Steve Sheetz)
   . . . . . . . Why I am CNTA: Kathryn Hauer
   . . . . . . . Why I am CNTA: Edward Albenesius
Page 12:  Why I am CNTA: Robert Wilson
   . . . . . . . CNTA Mentoring Program
Page 13:  What is Plutonium? (by Donald Bridges)
   . . . . . . . What is Tritium? (by Donald Bridges)
Page 14:  Radioecology program prepares future scientists, Ecology lab provides research experience
   . . . . . . . Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility: Swords to plowshares
Page 15:  The critical role of radioisotopes in healthcare
Page 16:    (advertisement: Augusta Technical College)
Page 17:  SRR continues outstanding performance in fiscal year 2016
Page 18:  CNTA brings teachers to the center of the atom
Page 19:  Visitors at V.C. Summer impressed by progress toward a clean energy future
   . . . . . . . Prospects for Small Modular Reactors (by Gary Bunker & Steve Sheetz)
Page 20:    (advertisement: SCE&G VCS Nuclear



2015 Nuclear Science Week Newspaper Insert

CNTA teamed with The Aiken Standard to produce a newspaper insert for the Sunday, October 18, 2015 edition of the newspaper, celebrating Nuclear Science Week by providing a series of teaching, informational, and topical articles. Individual pages of the tabloid insert are linked below in PDF format; please use your browser's "back" button to return to this page.

Page 01:  Nuclear Science Week 2015: SRS - Celebrating 65 Years 1950-2015
Page 02:  Mike Johnson named new CNTA Executive Director
   . . . . . . . CNTA: Who they are and what they do
   . . . . . . . CNTA Initiatives
Page 03:    (advertisement: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions)
Page 04:  Building Nuclear in South Carolina (by S.C. Senator Tom Young)
   . . . . . . . How nuclear power benefits the economy
Page 05:  Southeastern Summer Nuclear Institute (SSNI)
Page 06:  Medical applications of radiation and radioactive materials
Page 07:  CNTA announces Maher Scholarship recipient and essay contest winners
Page 08:  Vogtle nuclear expansion project progresses - Focus is safety, quality
Page 09:  Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Page 10:  SRS Museum showcases history of the site
   . . . . . . . SRS timeline
Page 11:  (SRS Museum centerfold continues)
Page 12:  Building on success: Closing radioactive waste tanks at the Savannah River Site
Page 13:  SWPF construction enters home stretch
Page 14:  Nuclear workforce initiative
Page 15:  SCE&G positions South Carolina for clean energy future
Page 16:    (advertisement: Savannah River Remediation)
Page 17:  Education - Augmenting the atom in nuclear energy (by Chuan-Fu Wu)
Page 18:  Plutonium (Pu-238) in Outer Space
Page 19:  The Savannah River Site is making our world safer (by C. L. Munns)
Page 20:    (advertisement: SCE&G Nuclear Power)



2014 Nuclear Science Week Newspaper Insert

The Aiken Standard also produced a newspaper insert for the Sunday, October 19, 2014 edition of the newspaper. Individual pages of the tabloid insert are linked below in PDF format; please use your browser's "back" button to return to this page.

Page 01:  Nuclear Science Week Activities
Page 02:  How SRS benefits local economy
   . . . . . . CNTA: Who they are and what they do
Page 03:  Ancient answers for modern applications
   . . . . . . Nuclear: Building a free nation, productive state, strong region
Page 04:  Transfer lines connecting SRS liquid waste facilities to SWPF are in place
Page 05:    (advertisement: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions)
Page 06:  The Savannah River Ecology Lab: a vital part of SRS's history, future
   . . . . . . Best way to dispose of radioactive liquid waste
Page 07:  Nuclear workforce needs continue
Page 08:  Learning Tools of the Trade
Page 09:  Grant lifts nuclear workforce training
Page 10:    (advertisement: CB&I MOX Services)
Page 11:    (advertisement: Savannah River Remediation)
Page 12:  Cleaning up, closing waste tanks at SRS
Page 13:  A toast to ice cream and electricity!
Page 14:  "AEC To Construct Huge Plant Near Aiken"
Page 15:  Vogtle 3, 4 projects reach 5,000 workers
Page 16:  Robert Maher Memorial scholarship 2014 recipient announced by CNTA
Page 17:  CNTA reveals essay contest winners
      . . . . . . . Superstition and Safety
Page 18:  Companies on forefront of innovation
      . . . . . . . The Latent Risk Myth
Page 19:  The history of the SRS H Canyon
Page 20:    (advertisement: Aiken Regional Medical Centers)



"Celebrating Our Community's Nuclear Industry" - a CNTA Forum

CNTA presents a half-day forum for the public, students, and faculty on October 24th, 2013. The theme "Economic Impact of the Nuclear Sector" will detail the economic value to South Carolina, Georgia, and the region of the production and research community represented by SRS/SRNL, the contributions of OUR nuclear industries, and how nuclear medicine benefits the CSRA.

Click here to visit the Forum web page.

The Forum is sponsored in cooperation with National Nuclear Science Week. Click here to view The NNSW website in a separate window.



Journey to the Center of the Atom

CNTA hosted a first gathering of schoolchildren at The Ruth Patrick Science Education Center for a hands-on exploration the nature of the elements. "Journey to the Center of the Atom" started with the Periodic Chart of the Elements, then let the kids build the Chart of the Nuclides with a series of tiles - to help demonstrate the progression of stable and radioactive isotopes for every element.

The Chart was a terrific tie-in to regular exhibits at the Ruth Patrick Center, including the CNTA/American Nuclear Society Savannah River Section "Interactive Nucleus" and the American Chemical Society/ANS-SR wall-size Periodic Chart.

This seems like a boring, "try to make them learn something" attempt, right? Not so fast! Here is a PDF slide show from January 2012 to show that atoms can be a lot of fun.

Journey to the Center of the Atom Slide Show


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