Student Outreach

 

2018 Drawing Contest: Nuclear is RAD!

Launches January 1st. Submissions are due by noon on March 8th.

Students in 4th and 5th grade will use a  8 ½ x 11” to draw what makes radiation RAD. 

Winners will receive the following awards:

  • 1st Place – Nuclear Books, Science Kit, NAYGN T-Shirt, Honorary Membership, Award Certificate, Class Pizza Party
  • 2nd and 3rd Place – Science Kit, NAYGN T-Shirt, Honorary Membership, Award Certificate

For Each Winner’s School Library – Collection of books and reference materials about nuclear science and technology with the name of the winning student inside the cover, honoring their accomplishment.

When presenting the drawing contest to a classroom, use the following presentation and outline.

As an activity to do with the students during the presentation, the students can calculate their annual radiation dose using this table created by ANS.

Parents of the students participating in the drawing contest need to sign the linked waiver.

For more information on the drawing contest, reference the linked instructions.

2018 Essay Contest: Energy Solution for the Future

Launches January 1st. Submissions are due by noon on March 8th.

Students in 9th through 12th grade eligible to participate in this contest. The requirements that the students must adhere to are as follows:

  • In this essay, define baseload and intermittent electricity sources
  • Use at least 3 different reliable sources for your research and cite these sources
  • Essay must be between 700 and 1000 words

Essay Prompt:  Research energy sources and climate change.  Propose an informed energy solution that limits climate change, allows developed countries to maintain their standard of living, and can provide reliable electricity to the 1.2 billion people currently without access to power.  Proposed energy solution should consider the environmental and practical benefits and consequences of baseload (e.g. nuclear, fossil, hydro) versus intermittent (e.g. wind or solar) sources.

Winners will receive the following awards:

  • 1st Place – Laptop (Lenovo Yoga 900 or comparable)
  • 2nd Place – Chromebook
  • 1st Place, 2nd, and 3rd Place – all top 3 finalists will receive science books, the board game Power Grid, and a copy of the documentary Pandora’s Promise.

To introduce your NAYGN chapter and the essay contest to a class, an introduction has been created for you to personalize and send out to schools.

When presenting the essay contest to a classroom, use the following presentation and outline.

For more information on the drawing contest, reference the linked instructions.

Marie’s Electric Adventure

Marie’s Electric Adventure was featured during the Nuclear Science Week.

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.