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2009 National Physics Teachers Workshop

2009 Teachers Workshop

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2009 National Physics Teachers Workshop

“Nuclear Technology Addressing Worldwide Energy Demands”

 2009 Workshop Presentations

Registration from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 12, 2009

Workshop concludes 2 p.m., Friday, July 17, 2009

Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho


Course Overview


In the present energy dilemma facing our nation, it has become critical that we address the sources of energy available worldwide, both short and long-term. This workshop is designed to provide teachers with the opportunity to increase their knowledge level on nuclear energy, meet and learn from the nuclear researchers, tour facilities, and interact with peers from across the country. As the United States’ lead laboratory for nuclear reactor research and development, the Idaho National Laboratory provides the ideal location for hosting this select nuclear topic workshop.

The application deadline was April 4, 2009. Only 30 registrations will be accepted for the July 2009 workshop.


The following costs will be prepaid and/or reimbursed to selected attendees:


  • Lodging and most meals (based on current U.S. General Services Administration schedules and guidelines)
  • Workshop fees and materials
  • Travel – Based on GSA lowest cost of travel rates.


Conference sessions will include: 


  • Understanding the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative
  • Nationally recognized speakers
  • Radiation and nuclear energy basics
  • Nuclear power fundamentals
  • Beneficial uses of nuclear science and technology
  • Nuclear power fundamentals
  • Nuclear fuel cycle
  • Current research and development relating to alternative energy resources
  • Other alternative and renewable resources
  • Hands-on labs
  • Tour of INL reactor and other facilities
  • Material and equipment for the classroom


Contact information:


Workshop coordinator: Teri Ehresman, 208-526-7785

Travel coordinator: Tammie Smith, Tammie.Smith@inl.gov, 208 526-9768

Department of energy

DOE Office of Nuclear Energy
DOE-Idaho Office