We should plan for our energy future now so we are not caught unprepared. That means educating new generations of nuclear workers today. As our economy and population grow, clean and reliable sources of electricity like nuclear energy will be needed. Our energy success starts with successful education efforts.

Science, math and engineering education is more important than ever, and getting nuclear science introduced into science curriculums nationwide is a doable objective. With it, we must grow awareness and understanding of the applications of nuclear science and technology.

Women Impacting Public Policy is leading the charge to educate women entrepreneurs on energy and environmental issues. National Nuclear Science Week is celebrated annually, recognizing the importance and breadth of the nuclear sciences. It's easy to get involved and download free tips and tools.

The National Museum for Nuclear Science and History, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the nation's only congressionally chartered museum in its field and an intriguing place to learn the story of the atomic age, from early research of nuclear development through today's peaceful uses of nuclear technology. The museum is a Smithsonian affiliate member.

Nuclear education resources

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Nuclear Energy Institute

The American Nuclear Society

U.S. Department of Energy

Nuclear Energy Agency

U.S. Energy Information Administration

World Nuclear Association

Nuclear education for kids

U.S. Energy Information Administration kids page

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