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Nuclear Museum to Host Over 1,000 Students During Nuclear Science Celebration October 19-23, 2015

October 19, 2015

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host over 1,000 New Mexico middle school and high school students in engaging, hands-on activities that celebrate Nuclear Science Week (NSW), taking place Monday, October 19, through Friday, October 23, 2015. Museum staff and volunteers will be hosting activities at the Museum, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day, to teach topics such as nuclear energy, nuclear history, radiation in the world around us and more.

Through grant funding acquired by the Museum, all students and teachers participating in the week’s nuclear science activities have received free busing and admission to attend and participate in the national recognition of how nuclear science plays a vital role in the lives of Americans – and the world. Activities during the week are intended to build awareness of the contributions of the nuclear science industry and those who work in it every day.

“Since its inception six years ago, this international nuclear science celebration has grown exponentially each year,” said Jim Walther, Director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History and Chair of the NSW Steering Committee. “It is with great pride that we share the contributions of nuclear science and recognize the importance of nuclear innovations to these students – our future leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

Nuclear Science Week is a national and international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. NSW takes place each year on the third week of October and is now being recognized for the sixth year. A number of local events take place all over the nation during NSW. It is celebrated in cities big and small, and any community is invited to get involved and host a NSW celebration.

Sponsors for local NSW events include Lockheed Martin/Sandia National Laboratories and Albert I. Pierce Foundation. For more information on Nuclear Science Week, please visit nuclearscienceweek.org.

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