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2011 Physics Teacher's Workshop

Registration for the 2012 workshop opens in January.

 Nuclear Technology Enabling Global Energy Security 

 2011 Workshop Presentations


Registration from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 10, 2011

Workshop concludes 2 p.m., Friday, July 15, 2011

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 is March 31, 2011. Only 30 registrations will be accepted for the July 2011 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
  • 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, Teri.Ehresman@inl.gov,208-526-7785


Idaho National Laboratory Research Programs


The application deadline for the 2012 workshop will be announced as soon as funding for the July 8-13, 2012 workshop is finalized. 

For more information contact:
Teri Ehresman
Idaho National Laboratory
P.O. Box 1625
Idaho Falls, ID 83415
Phone: 208.526.7785
Email: Teri.Ehresman@inl.gov

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