We should plan for our energy fu
Nuclear Clean Air Energy
|We should plan for our energy future now so we are not caught unprepared.
That means educating new generations of nuclear workers today. As our economy
and population grow, clean and reliable sources of electricity like nuclear
energy will be needed. Our energy success starts with successful education
Science, math and engineering education is more important than ever and
getting nuclear science introduced into science curriculums nationwide is a
doable objective. With it, we must grow awareness and understanding of the
applications of nuclear science and technology.
|Women Impacting Public Policy is leading the charge to educate women
entrepreneurs on energy and environmental issues.
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||National Nuclear Science Week is celebrated in January annually
recognizing the importance and breadth of the nuclear sciences. It’s
easy to get involved and download free tips and tools. And, it’s time to
celebrate nuclear science!
||The National Museum for Nuclear Science and History, located in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the nation’s only congressionally chartered
museum in its field and an intriguing place to learn the story of the
Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s
peaceful uses of nuclear technology. The Museum is a Smithsonian
Fueling interest in nuclear science and clean electricity through innovative
learning materials provided to public schoolchildren is happening with Power
Path to Nuclear Energy, a nuclear science curriculum
Power Path to Nuclear Energy is being implemented through a unique partnership
between Energy Solutions Foundation and Entergy and is part a commitment to
support public education and workforce development. Mississippi was the first
state to adopt the materials that are given free of charge to public schools.
“Mississippi has long been a leader in the nuclear power industry,” said
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour in a media announcement of the Power Path
program, “so it is fitting that Mississippi should also lead the way in
educating students about nuclear science.”
Connecting to teachers through Power Path, means that teachers get
entertaining lessons in nuclear science using workbook games and puzzles and
online resources. Teacher support is extended with training opportunities and
enhancement of lesson plans through guest teaching and other employee volunteer
By creating an early interest in nuclear science, Entergy and the Nuclear Clean
Air Energy coalition of partners hope to steer students toward career choices
related to nuclear energy production.
“The intent of this information is to help teach students how to apply
academic knowledge in a career.
- Pearl Wright, Energy Solutions Foundation
Being provided to classrooms at NO COST is one of the most beneficial
components of the Power Path program for teachers, students and schools. In
these days when teachers and schools are stretched thin on resources, Power Path
is a high-quality curriculum that is available at no charge.
Materials are made available through our partnership with EnergySolutions
Foundation, a partner of the Nuclear Clean Air Energy initiative and a national
organization whose goals are aimed squarely at improving math and science test
Where? And where can I get Power Path?
The program has been introduced in Louisiana and Michigan with plans underway
for a launch in New York and Arkansas. We encourage other utilities and
organizations to share Power Path in their communities, too. Contact Entergy’s
national coordinator for Power Path at:
“I got up at 3 a.m. and drove 200 miles to be here for the Power Path
workshop. It’s been well worth my time. Heck, I’d even drive 1000 miles for this
presentation. Thank you.”
– Teacher participating in Michigan launch workshop
“The Office of Curriculum and Instruction of the Mississippi Department of
Education supports and highly recommends this very useful resource to
– Mary Wroten, curriculum coordinator
“We intend to identify a teacher who will implement Power Path in all our
science classrooms in Claiborne County.”
–Dr. Annie Kilcrease, district superintendent of education
“I reviewed and shared [Power Path] with my principal. She was very excited
about the material and was anxious to make it available to our science
department. I know it will serve as an invaluable tool to help them provide
useful, relevant information to our students.”
– Dorothy Anthony, counselor, Wilkinson County High School