Friday, October 7, 2011

Nuclear Nuances: Chemistry Experts Visit TMA

Earlier this week, students in Ms. Enrich’s chemistry classes got a chance to make connections between their classroom learning and real world examples. On the agenda in chemistry class this quarter is a study of nuclear energy so students put their knowledge and questions to the test!

Six speakers including Nuclear Engineer Amanda Anderson, Senior Department of Energy Systems Analyst Bradley Williams, Lauren Gibson and Suzanne Schroer from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and nuclear energy lawyer Arthur Domby led small group discussions with the students. The intimate atmosphere provided students a distinct opportunity to gain insight into possible careers in the field of nuclear energy as well.

An enthusiastic Ms. Enrich commented about the event, “True learning entails taking that knowledge and skills and applying and connecting it to something that matters to students, our community, and our world.”

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