Professional Learning

ANS offers in-person workshops and free webinars to allow educators to learn directly from nuclear experts in the field. Check out the recordings of our latest webinars below.

Microreactors:
Nuclear Power in a Small, Modular Package


Microreactors are big news in clean energy technology. Learn what they are, how they work, and their benefits from Piyush Sabharwall, senior staff nuclear research scientist and technical lead for the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy's Microreactor R&D Program at Idaho National Laboratory.


Radioisotopes:
Nuclear Applications Beyond Energy


Julie Ezold, Californium-252 Program Manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN, presents background on radioisotopes, how they are made, and their uses for applications beyond nuclear energy.


Decoding Radioactive Decay:
Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and More


Whether you're new to teaching radioactive decay or looking for a refresher, Dr. Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar makes this complex topic easier to understand

Integrating Energy Systems for a Greener Future

Shannon Bragg-Sitton of the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory presented the department's research in integrating clean energy sources.


Measuring Radiation:
K-12 Classroom Investigations


Amber Johnson, director of the University of Maryland Radiation Facilities and Senior Reactor Operator, demonstrates inquiry-based activities for measuring radiation.

Visualizing Radiation:
Making Radiation Real with Cloud Chambers

ANS Educator Trainer, Candace Davison, shows how to successfully set up and use cloud chambers.


What About the Waste?
Managing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, a professor at Idaho State University and former ANS president, explains the nuclear fuel cycle.


Nuclear Energy: Fission, Fusion, and the Future

Learn the basics and the latest in nuclear energy from Eric Loewen, chief consulting engineer for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and ANS President 2011-2012.



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