Student Outreach


Coming Soon: Marie’s Electric Adventure

Marie’s Electric Adventure chronicles the quest of a young girl and her dog to find out why the night light went out.  This story includes whimsical characters, like a talking dog named Einstein, to make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts fun and relatable to children.

For more information on Marie’s Electric adventure and when you can read this her story, check out the book’s home page here.



2016 Drawing Contest

Thank you for everyone’s participation in NAYGN’s Annual Drawing Contest for 4th and/or 5th graders. The deadline for the drawing contest was March 3, 2017, and the drawings will be displayed, voted on and chosen online through public voting on the NAYGN website in May. 

The library of each winner’s school will receive a collection of books and reference materials on nuclear science and technology with the name of the winning student inside the cover, honoring their accomplishment.

The top three finalists will each receive an NAYGN T-shirt, a science kit, an award certificate, and an honorary membership in NAYGN. The first place finisher will also receive a book collection of his/her own.

The winners of the drawing contest are the following students:

  • 1st Place: Tavetria Amponsah
  • 2nd Place: Tiauna Turner
  • 3rd Place: Gabriella Kucinski

Congratulations to Tavetria Amponsah from Fairfield Magnet School of Math and Science in Ms. Daly’s 5th grade Art Class for winning the 2016 drawing contest!


Linked here are videos of an interview with Tavetria, her teacher Ms. Daly, and Fairfield’s Superintendent Dr. Green.

2016 Essay Contest

Thank you for everyone’s participation in NAYGN’s first Essay Contest for high school students.  All essays received by Friday, March 17, 2017, will be graded by May 2017.

The prize for first place is a laptop (Lenovo Yoga 900 or comparable). The prize for second place is a Chromebook.

The top three finalists will each receive science books, the board game Power Grid, and a copy of the documentary Pandora’s Promise.

The winners of the essay contest are the following students:

  • 1st Place: Tommy Tran
  • 2nd Place: Aarushi Venkatakrishnan
  • 3rd Place: Drazen Gierman

PI Team’s favorite quote from the essay contest:

”People love them some electricity and they need it for a long duration of time.

Congratulations to Tommy Tran for winning the 2016 essay contest!

2016 College Video Contest

NAYGN and ANS invited students to submit a 3-5 minutes long video and write a brief report detailing how the video serves as a nuclear advocacy tool for the Nuclear Engineering Student Advocacy and Awareness Competition.    A first, second, and third place prize of $500, $250, and $150 respectively, was awarded based on judging.  Below is the winning video submission.