Registration open for Nuclear Science Week events

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Duke Energy today announced that registration for the 7th Annual Nuclear Science Week “Big Event” is open. The University of North Carolina Wilmington will be the focal point of the local activities taking place October 20-22.

Nuclear Science Week is a week-long celebration that advances education and generates awareness about the achievements of the nuclear sciences. This year, GEH and Duke Energy are contributing as presenting sponsors to help support the celebration.

Hosted by the Wilmington Area Local Section of the American Nuclear Society, the three-day event intends on bringing national attention to the area through a series of interactive and educational workshops, keynote speakers, panel discussions and industry tours.

“A key focus this year will be showcasing how current and future nuclear technologies are harnessed for the benefit of humanity,” said Derek Bass, Wilmington Big Event 2016 Chair and Lead System Engineer at GEH. “The strong regional presence of high technology enterprises in the state provides a rich environment for innovation to support this benefit.”

The Big Event has an array of keynote speakers lined up including Maria Korsnick, Chief Operating Officer of the Nuclear Energy Institute, Glen Watford, Vice President and Chief Engineer at GEH and several other industry leaders and influencers.

The celebration of nuclear science became a national effort in 2010 when the Smithsonian affiliated National Museum of Nuclear Science and History convened the first Nuclear Science Week, hosted in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with smaller celebrations held across the country. Each year, a new host city is selected.

For registration and more information about the event, visit (tour registration ends Oct. 3).

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