Nuclear Science Week (NSW) is an international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national, and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. During the week, educators, students, employers, and the community participate in a national recognition of how nuclear science plays a vital role in the lives of Americans – and the world. Activities during the week are intended to build awareness of the contributions of the nuclear science industry and those who work in it every day.
Texas K-12 students are invited to create an original project on current or future impacts and applications of nuclear science and technology in our lives. Projects should promote discussion and increase awareness around nuclear science and technology in their local communities.
Winners of the Nuclear Science Week Student Competition
Winner of the Comic Strip – Illustrated by Hand Division
Nysa Nayak – Coppell Middle School, Coppell ISD
Winner of the Video – Individual Division
Carson Dunlop – Hurshel Antwine Middle School, Socorro ISD
“After doing research, I found a lot of interesting information, and wanted to share it….my expected result was to educate kids about nuclear energy.”
Runner-Up of the Video – Team Division
Alizai Hinton and Daniela Mendez – Hurshel Antwine Middle School, Socorro ISD
“This experience has been the most remarkable. I give all my thanks to my engineering teacher, Mr. Trujillo from Hurshel Antwine MS, for opening this amazing opportunity and always supporting me.” – Daniela Mendez
Winners of the Video – Team Division
Leah Arambula, Sofia Ceniceros, and Jasmin Chacon – Hurshel Antwine Middle School, Socorro ISD
“Our motivation is to get kids to be inspired and want to know more about nuclear energy. Our methods are for kids to be able to watch this and understand what the basics of nuclear energy are and be able to understand us clearly.”