PopAtomic Studios Launches "Diary of a Nuclear Tourist - North America"

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South Carolina based nonprofit, The Nuclear Literacy Project, launches new educational campaign, promoting diversity in energy.

The Nuclear Literacy Project, an education program created by the nonprofit PopAtomic Studios, is pleased to announce “Diary of a Nuclear Tourist - North America,” an innovative project aimed at exploring the American and Canadian nuclear energy industries and engaging in regional nuclear energy public outreach activities.

As part of the initiative, PopAtomic Studios Executive Director Suzanne Hobbs Baker will visit multiple nuclear energy facilities and research sites in California, Washington State, Virginia, Georgia and Canada this winter and document her interviews, discoveries and evaluations via social media and on the “Diary of a Nuclear Tourist” blog. This series is a follow up to Baker’s 2013 "Diary of a Nuclear Tourist - Europe."

The new Diary will expand the dialogue on clean energy as part of the overall international shift toward science-based environmentalism and explore energy issues of importance to the North American nuclear energy community, young generation nuclear professionals, and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers.

Throughout her tour, Baker will speak about arts-integrated educational outreach, join with local organizations for interactive outreach activities at regional energy sites, and gather content for creating STEM resources for educators. Scheduled stops include visits to the University of California Berkeley, the newest under-construction American nuclear energy facility Plant Vogtle in Georgia, the AREVA Solutions Complex in Virginia, and AREVA’s uranium mining operations in Canada.

“We are proud to continue our collaboration with Suzy and the Nuclear Literacy Project,” said Laura Clise, Director of External Communications and Corporate Citizenship at AREVA. “Her project directly aligns with our forward-looking energy vision and commitment to STEM education outreach, particularly regarding STEM career opportunities for women and minorities.”

“Diary of a Nuclear Tourist” has been made possible by the support of AREVA, Fuel Cycle Week and American Crane.

About: PopAtomic Studios is an independent nonprofit organization that uses the power of visual and liberal arts to enrich the public discussion on atomic energy. In 2012, PopAtomic Studios established the Nuclear Literacy Project to help the public learn more about nuclear energy technologies and how they affect our daily lives.

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