FWD: The abg's of Nuclear Science and Technology Workshop
>===== Original Message From Deb Thrall <dthrall@...> =====ANNOUNCEMENT:
The alpha, beta, gamma's of Nuclear Science and Technology Workshop for high
JUNE 26 - 30
The 5-Day Workshop Challenge:
to gain an interactive experience in understanding nuclear science and
technology, and its role in the future. The workshop, offered for graduate
credit, requires teachers to develop a lesson plan incorporating nuclear
science into their curriculum. Each year the compilation of the lesson plans
is published and presented to the workshop attendees. The morning and
afternoon sessions are interspersed with small group discussions, hands on
activities and presentations by local professionals on a variety of topics.
Topics for discussions will include: an introduction to the atom and
radiation, uses of the atom in everyday life, nuclear medicine, careers
related to nuclear technology, transportation and disposal of nuclear waste,
and radon. The week is designed to offer an integrated approach to providing
the opportunity to be both teacher and scientist in your classroom. As a
scientist, it will be a chance for you to try your hand at radiation
detection, half-life measurements, decontamination, and tracer experiments.
As a teacher, it will be a chance to work with other attendees to develop a
nuclear science lesson plan, and to exchange curriculum materials.
The workshop schedule is divided into morning and afternoon sessions with
lunch provided. Potential tours of the National Atomic Museum, UNM Cancer
Center and the UNM Nuclear Engineering Laboratory are planned. The workshop
will provide science and social studies educators with information in an
open discussion format.
Drs. Bob Busch, Jay Shelton and Debra Thrall will serve as workshop
facilitators. Dr. Busch has been the Director of the UNM Nuclear Engineering
Laboratory and member of the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering faculty since
1986. Dr. Shelton teaches physics and physical sciences at Santa Fe
Preparatory School. Dr. Thrall works for WERC, A Consortium for
Environmental Education and Technology Development as the Professional
Development Co-ordinator. Their varied backgrounds in nuclear science and
radiation protection will provide for an exciting week.
Additional information and registration are at http://www-chne.unm.edu/
Registration for the workshop is limited to 25 attendees. Registration form
and $150.00 fee (includes lunches and materials) must be received by June
14, 2006. Admission will be on a first-come, first served basis.
The workshop will be held in Albuquerque at the New Mexico State University
- Albuquerque Center.
Graduate credit is available and each participant is responsible for their
The workshop is being offered as CH-NE 499 - Special Topics: Nuclear
Laboratory for Teachers - for 3 hours of graduate credit. UNM tuition for 3
hours of graduate credit is $430 for both resident and non-resident
(estimated amount for the summer semester).
If you are not currently enrolled in a UNM graduate program, you will
register for this course as a non-degree student or call 505 277.6089 or
toll-free 1 877 797.8203.
Participants who receive UNM credit will be required to submit a project
report on knowledge gained in the course and how nuclear technology subjects
will be integrated into their course curricula.
Address all Correspondence to:
Cheryl M. Brozena
Chemical and Nuclear Engineering
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: 505 277.2225
FAX: 505 277.5433
Mansel A. Nelson
Program Coordinator (Environmental Educator) Voice 928 523 1275/1496
Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
PO Box 5768
Northern Arizona University North Union
Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 3, APT A
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