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Outreach Materials Request

The Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information is an initiative of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) working to increase understanding of and support for nuclear science and technology. Society members play an important role in changing the conversation about nuclear.

To assist members with their outreach efforts, ANS offers in-kind public outreach materials to a limited number of the Society's Student and Local Sections that host outreach events aligned with ANS public information goals. Requests that meet the selection criteria are fulfilled on a first come, first served basis. The available items are listed on the Outreach Materials Request Form.

Request Guidelines

To be considered for in-kind materials, the activity or event must promote one of the following messages and fall under a focus area indicated below.

  1. Radiation and radioactivity are a natural part of our world.
  2. Nuclear technology works.
  3. Nuclear technology enhances our quality of life.

Sections are limited to $500 in value of materials (including shipping) each calendar year.

Application deadlines

Public and K-12 Education
30 days prior to event
Nuclear Science Week 
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Engineers Week/Discover E
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Sections are required to submit an Event Form within 30 days of events receiving in-kind donations.

Request Outreach Material

To request materials, please complete the request form and return it to ANS by the appropriate deadline (listed above).

Outreach Materials Request Form

Event Report

Return completed form to: Outreach

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Focus Areas

Public Education

The Center aims to engage the general public in the conversation about nuclear. By organizing active outreach and public education events throughout the country, our members can enhance our mission with a unified voice.

What we support

  • Active outreach strategies that are engaging and interactive (public forums, town hall, community events, etc.)
  • Having a positive presence at anti-nuclear activities
  • Exhibits at highly trafficked events attended by adults

K–12 Education

k-12 Education

The Center has developed teaching materials that put the basics of nuclear science and technology into the classroom while aligning with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Our materials support science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.

What we support

Engineers Week (DiscoverE)

Engineers Week (fourth week of February) is a time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world, Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers, and bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents.

What we support

  • Outreach events that coincide with Engineers Week, and specifically promote nuclear engineering.

Nuclear Science Week

Nuclear Science Week (NSW, third week of October) is an international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus interest on all aspects of nuclear science. ANS has partnered with the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History to promote this important initiative.

What we support

  • Outreach events that coincide with NSW, and support the current year's theme.

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