Membership Newsletter: Career Report Survey, Essay Contest, and Sponsorship

2020 Career Report Survey Released

It’s time for our next Career Survey and we need your help! The results of the survey will be used to generate our 2020 Career Report which goes out to the industry as well as the public and is used to assess the health of our young workforce. Survey participants will be entered into a raffle for amazing prizes including an Amazon Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, and Ring Video Doorbell! All participants who complete the survey before Thanksgiving will be provided two entries to the raffle!

Use the following link to complete the survey.

Please complete the survey no later than Friday, December 20.

See past Career Reports here. If you have any questions, please contact

High School Essay Contest

Our High School essay contest has officially begun!  Please share this information with your local schools.

Eligibility:  High
School Student (Grades 9-12)

Due Date:  December 15, 2019

  Research energy sources and space colonization.  Propose an informed energy solution that allows
for human habitation on Mars and can provide reliable electricity to sustain
life and advance science.  Proposed
energy solution should consider the potential challenges and the energy
requirements of the very remote community.


  • 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.

Submission:  email PDF version to

Prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions. In addition to the prizes, all top three finalists will receive science books, the board game Power Grid, and a copy of the documentary Pandora’s Promise.

For more information and questions, please contact

2020 Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity

NAYGN has officially started the 2020 sponsorship drive!

Our vision of “Developing leaders to energize the future of nuclear!” continues to make lasting impacts within our industry and surrounding communities. The key to our organizational success is the financial support from our sponsors which allows us to fund our ambitious initiatives and sustain our high performance. Chapters and members contribute approximately 90,000 hours a year to their nuclear organizations, local communities, and our industry, while building the skills needed to become strong and effective future leaders.

In 2020, we hope to sustain our strong performance and celebrate 21 years of growth and success through targeted initiatives and special events.

If your company is interested in sponsoring NAYGN, we'd encourage to checkout our sponsorship page for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact

Core Meets to Discuss Initiatives, Budget, and Strategic Plan

NAYGN’s Core recently put on their weekend warrior hats for their semi-annual board meeting in Charlotte, NC, USA. Over the holiday weekend, the team spent two days creating social media posts, finalizing our budget, building a 2020 strategic plan, recording videos, and preparing for Nuclear Science Week. It was an excellent meeting and we are looking forward to the year ahead!

Front: Cayla Thompson, Monica Beistline, Amber Von Ruden, Amanda Lang
Back: Matthew Mairinger, Paul Balik, Lee Causey, Nick Wilson

George's Energy Adventure Available on Amazon

George’s Energy Adventure is the sequel to our 2017 children’s book, Marie’s Electric Adventure, and focuses on the concept of energy diversification. In this book, George and his friends have the exciting challenge of powering a city! Readers will take the journey to discover how energy diversification powers their world!

The book is available in hard copy on Amazon for a limited time.

Check out and use #GeorgeAdoresEnergy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagrm to share George's story.

Upcoming Millennial
Nuclear Caucus

MIT Nuclear Science & Engineering is hosting the DOE Millennial Nuclear Caucus - New England this fall, on Monday November 4th. The event will take place on the MIT campus. Attendance will be free of charge.

Hear from leaders in the nuclear field as we explore the merits of joining or creating a nuclear startup company. Exchange thoughts and best practices on how to be more effective in communicating the importance of nuclear as a vital source of clean energy. Network with thought leaders, industry, national labs, and government representatives

Please register via eventbrite where you will find the day's agenda and logistics information including a list of available parking.  If you plan to attend, please register by October 29th. 

Full link:

If you have any questions, please email

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