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2015 National Celebration of Nuclear Science to Kick-Off in Knoxville, TN

July 22, 2015

Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is a national, broadly observed celebration to focus local, regional and national interest on all aspects of nuclear science. This year, NSW will be recognized for the sixth year on October 19-23, 2015, and the NSW “Big Event” will take place October 22-24, 2015, in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Through collaborations with national and regional organizations, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Oak Ridge/Knoxville section will host activities in Oak Ridge and Knoxville, TN – with the Big Event taking place at the Knoxville Convention Center, October 22-24, 2015 - with a focus centering on the theme “Bringing the community and world together through nuclear science.”

“A strong focus of this event will be on education for students, teachers, young professionals and the public about nuclear science activities in the region and internationally,” said Tara Pandya, Knoxville Big Event 2015 Co-Chair and Research & Development Staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. “The strong regional presence of a wide variety of nuclear science and energy companies – including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12 Complex, Provision Proton Therapy – provides a rich culture and atmosphere of nuclear science research and industry.”  

With free admission to this three-day, public event, attendees will partake in various exhibits, demonstrations and panel discussions on various topics. Such topics will include “History of the Secret City,” “Nuclear Developments in the United Kingdom,” “Around the World in 80 Minutes: A look at nuclear industries around the world, including emerging economies and sustainable power” and “Medical Applications of Nuclear Science.”  The 3-day event will also feature a keynote speaker, movie screening of “Pandora’s Promise”, and outdoor information tables.

More information - including a list of speakers, a program of events and venue information – can be found at nuclearscienceweek.org under “Big Event.”

Sponsors for the 2015 Nuclear Science Week celebration include American Nuclear Society Oak Ridge/Knoxville Section, American Museum of Science & Energy, East Tennessee Health Physics Society, Idaho National Laboratories and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. 

More information on Nuclear Science Week can be found at nuclearscienceweek.org

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