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Baranwal reviews virtual STEM lessons for U.S. tribal communities
In a blog post to the Department of Energy’s website on November 23, Rita Baranwal, assistant secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy, commended recent virtual lesson projects from the Office of Nuclear Energy and the Nuclear Energy Tribal Working Group to increase STEM opportunities for Native American tribes.
The spotlighted lesson discussed in the article focused on a 3D-printed clip that turns a smartphone or tablet into a microscope with the ability to magnify items by 100 times. The Office of Nuclear Energy shipped nearly 1,000 of these microscope clips to students across the country, many of them going to U.S. tribal communities.
N. V. Kornilov, S. M. Grimes
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 10 | October 2020 | Pages 927-937
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2020.1768779
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The Scale Method was applied for analysis of experimental and theoretical prompt fission neutron spectra (PFNSs). This approach allowed us to demonstrate evidence from several experiments that had not been discussed before. The comparison of experimental and calculated data; the analysis of experimental PFNSs from neutron-induced fission reactions for 232Th, 233U, 235U, 238U, 237Np, and 239Pu; and the analysis of spontaneous fission for 242Pu, 246Cm, 248Cm, and 252Cf gave new results that may change our understanding of the neutron emission mechanism.