Student Outreach

Drawing Contest

2019: Reach For The Stars

Launches January 10th. Submissions are due by noon on March 15th.
Students in 4th and 5th grade will use a 8 ½ x 11” to draw how you will power a mission to space! 
Winners will receive the following awards:

  • 1st Place – Science Books, Science Kit, NAYGN T-Shirt, Honorary Membership, Award Certificate, Class “Treasure Box”
  • 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 introduction.
For each drawing submitted, attach this form with the student’s information.
Parents of the students participating in the drawing contest need to sign the linked waiver. 

2018: Nuclear is Rad

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, 2018, and the drawings will be displayed, voted on and chosen online through public voting on the NAYGN website in May. 

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

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 winners of the drawing contest are the following students:

  • 1st Place: Zielaika Curabo

  • 2nd Place: Brooklyn Josey

  • 3rd Place: Owen Wilson

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.