Teaching about Energy Use at the University Level as a Way to Discuss Nuclear Power
32nd Annual CNS Conference - 2011 June 05-08


Presented at:
32nd Annual CNS Conference
2011 June 05-08
Location:
Niagara Falls, Canada
Session Title:
Training, Infrastructure, and Communication

Authors:
Jason Donev (University of Calgary)
  

Abstract

Alberta is considering getting a nuclear power plant. University science departments can play a significant role in educating the public about various aspects of nuclear power, and electricity usage in general. This paper discusses a novel class on energy production, use and distribution. This large lecture course has 100 students who have little to no technical training in energy. By teaching about energy issues, students become more interested nuclear power as part of the energy production portfolio.

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