Southeastern Summer Nuclear Institute

June 26 to 28, 2018

The purpose of this institute is to promote nuclear education and workforce development in the southeast. Middle and high school teachers from Georgia, South Carolina and other states with interest in nuclear technology applications and promoting student interest in STEM related careers are invited to attend.

The Institute will include a tour of the Vogtle nuclear energy facility in Burke County, GA including control room visits, simulator exercises, meetings with nuclear power reactor personnel, etc. The Institute will also include a tour of the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Aiken, SC including radioactive waste management facilities and the Savannah River National Laboratory.

The Institute will feature several workshops to emphasize atomic and nuclear fundamentals, power generation fundamentals, nuclear technology applications, risk (real vs. perceived), and nuclear workforce opportunities with hands-on activities to illustrate important technical concepts and scientific principles.

The SSNI will have the following benefits:

  1. Broader knowledge and understanding of the pros and cons of various energy sources.
  2. Opportunities for middle and high school students to pursue STEM related careers.
  3. Future nuclear workforce development including engineering, technical support, skilled labor, etc.
  4. Good public relations for the nuclear industry.
  5. Support for southern nuclear utilities in selecting nuclear power for future energy needs.

When and Where

  • June 26 to 28, 2018
  • USC Aiken
  • Plant Vogtle
  • Savannah River Site
  • Augusta University

Sponsored by:

  1. American Nuclear Society – Savannah River (ANS-SR)
  2. AREVA
  3. Atkins
  4. Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA)
  5. Department of Energy - Savannah River (DOE-SR)
  6. Georgia Power Co./Plant Vogtle
  7. Ruth Patrick Science Education Center (RPSEC)
  8. South Carolina Universities Research and Education Foundation (SCUREF)
  9. Stoller Newport News Nuclear (SN3)
  10. Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS)
  11. Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization (SRSCRO)
  12. University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA)

The following will be provided through the workshop:

  • Free Housing at USC Aiken (if needed)
  • Free meals
  • Free Materials - educational resources and reference materials , American Nuclear Society outreach materials and teacher guides. Visit SSNI Resource page for PowerPoint presentations and other resources.
  • Certificate of participation - May be submitted by participant for recertification credit
  • $50 in gift cards

    Testimonials from Past SSNI Workshops:

  • Visiting the power plant and SRS made me understand this industry better.
  • The Institute strengthened my knowledge of energy production and of job opportunities in the energy/nuclear field.
  • The Institute provided me with info to change the fears of others about nuclear energy. It also gave info about educational and career opportunities available in the industry.
  • Spoke on a level we could understand; generosity; great activities to take back to classroom.

    Registration Deadline: May 26th, 2018

    Registration is limited to 30 middle and high school teachers in order of receipt. A registration fee of $50 along with completed registration form must be postmarked by May 26th, 2018 to be eligible. Questions should be e-mailed to:

    URL = (May 2018)