Conference Proceedings Paper
Education in Radiation, Radioactivity, and Nuclear Science
37th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2013 June 11
Isaac Faubert (University of Calgary)
Jillian Wohrizek (University of Calgary)
Jason Donev (University of Calgary)
Nuclear science and nuclear energy are not widely understood topics. A lack of understanding for a potentially dangerous technology can be the cause for avoidance and even fear. In order to break down the barriers of a misunderstood industry, high energy learning is an initiative to change the perspective of nuclear science and technology. Through explanation of the fundamental concepts surrounding nuclear science, we reconstruct a trust within the communities and cultures across the nation. Being able to change the perspective of uninformed and misinformed people may not only benefit the nuclear industry, but the state of our global environment. This work is the beginning of an initiative to provide educational videos to the public. Radiation is one of the most misunderstood and negatively inflated scientific topics today. It is also fundamental in understanding Nuclear Science. These videos are designed to combat the public misconceptions which inhibit the acceptance of nuclear energy.
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