Entergy Nuclear has launched the Nuclear Clean Air Energy message. As a group of 15,000 employees strong, this national awareness initiative will better educate students, teachers, women and others about the green benefits of nuclear energy.
“How we shape public perception directly affects our business and the jobs of our employees,” said John Herron, chief nuclear officer and CEO for Entergy Nuclear. “We have a teachable moment following the incident in Japan. The need has never been greater for others to hear our voices – and to bring other voices into the conversation about safe, clean nuclear power.”
Coalition partners and programs that make up the initiative include:
#78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy Car
Driver Simona de Silvestro gives visibility to our entire educational effort. Racing in every major market in the U.S., the INDYCAR Series is a great tool for showcasing Simona as a role model inspiring girls and others to careers in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and math) while spreading the nuclear message to millions nationwide. Purdue University engineering programs has also joined our HVM Racing team in educational activities.
Power Path to Nuclear Energy
With EnergySolutions Foundation, Entergy is giving a comprehensive nuclear science curriculum to middle and high schools in several states at no charge to the schools and teachers.
Women Impacting Public Policy and E3
Entergy is a national sponsor of WIPP’s educational initiative called E3 – Entrepreneurs Energy and Environment – providing online and face-to-face training for women business owners in those three areas plus valuable networking opportunities.
National Nuclear Science Week and the National Museum for Nuclear Science & History
As a national sponsor of this Smithsonian affiliate museum, Entergy co-founded the National Nuclear Science Week. In 2011 more than 11,000 people were touched by educational activities during the week. During the summer, hundreds of Boy Scouts are taught robotics in the Entergy classroom at the museum located in Albuquerque, N.M.
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Eureka: Simple Machines & Physics Edition" on February 19 for Presidents Day. In this one-day break from school, students 6-12 years old will build super structures using their own creativity, basic design principles and simple machines. They will also learn about the properties of building shapes and materials through hands-on experimentation.Learn More
On Saturday, February 10, from 10 am to 3 pm, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will welcome families and Scouts for a day of engineering fun! Visitors will experience the finest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). All activities are kid-friendly, completely interactive and designed to spark interest in the scientific fields of science and engineering.Learn More
The Einstein Gala is New Mexico’s biggest science party of the year! This prestigious black-tie event is the Museum’s most important fundraising event and features a cocktail reception with an amazing silent auction filled with the most unique items in Albuquerque, a delicious dinner experience among some of the most brilliant minds in science and history and thrilling entertainment featuring science experiments that will knock your socks off!Learn More