Industry Response to the Pandemic of Covid-19
Each year World Nuclear Energy Day has a unique theme. For the event year of December 2nd, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic took center stage. This gave us the opportunity to highlight behind-the-scenes heroes and she-roes who kept the lights on and the power moving. Inaugural World Nuclear Energy Day on December 2nd, 2020 was designed to celebrate the inspirational commitment of people involved in the nuclear energy sector during the pandemic, often thanklessly and tirelessly working to keep the lights on, heating and cooling operational and the smooth operation of essential nuclear facilities.
Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, there was no single, central event. However, there were many events distributed worldwide which were organized and hosted by supporters of World Nuclear Energy Day on or near December 2nd. Scan the partial list below to see the celebrations and events in this archive.
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World Nuclear Energy Day 2020 united people world wide to get to know nuclear energy and to participate in a single-day celebration that fosters education, enables participation and stimulates communication that highlights the achievements of the nuclear energy industry.
An Event with YOU at the Center!
There were many ways to be involved and individually or collectively to make a difference. People organized outreach events in their company, community and institutions, inspired the public through a professional society or chapter, helped a teacher to bring it into the classroom or become a donor or sponsor; each were advocates for World Nuclear Energy Day!
The PENN STATE Radiation Science & Engineering Center (RSEC) was established in 1990 to manage Penn State's comprehensive nuclear research facilities, including the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, Gamma Irradiation Facility, Radioactive sources and Radiation measurement resources.
As part of the celebrations in collaboration with World Nuclear Energy Day, PENN STATE will be offering a virtual tour via zoom at 3PM EST on December 2, 2020.
The National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) accelerates the demonstration and deployment of advanced nuclear energy through its mission to inspire stakeholders and the public, empower innovators, and deliver successful outcomes. NRIC is is a national Department of Energy program led by Idaho National Laboratory, allowing collaborators to harness the world-class capabilities of the U.S. National Laboratory System.
As part of the celebrations in collaboration with World Nuclear Energy Day, the National Reactor Innovation Center Webinar Series
invites you to sign up for a webinar entitled "What Inspires Us." The webinar will be held on December 2, 2020 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm ET and will feature Chris Levesque, president and chief executive officer of TerraPower and Clay Sell, chief executive officer of X-energy.
Please register for NRIC "What Inspires Us" webinar on Dec 2, 2020
Virtual Face to Face meetings - the way to successful cooperation!
The virtual event at Global Nuclear Physics Innovation (Digital Edition) brings together scientists and companies (buyers as well as suppliers) from the whole world. This is a unique opportunity to generate new cooperation contacts and contracts. Meetings will take place in a dedicated area and will be arranged in advance by means of this website.
The nuclear physics laboratories and facilities have the chance to establish links with international industry SMEs. The goal of the virtual event is to create a strong network of laboratories and industrial partners in the close relation which all the nuclear facilities and partners (better knowledge of the existing facilities for beam industrial users, wider market for technology transfer possibilities).
Coinciding with World Nuclear Energy Day, you can sign up here
Virtual meeting - get online tickets and join in!
Indian Young Generation in Nuclear (IYGN) provides opportunities for a young generation of nuclear enthusiasts to develop leadership and professional skills, create life-long connections, engage and inform the public, and inspire today’s nuclear technology professionals to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
For #nuclearenergy advocates and leaders, World Nuclear Energy Day is an opportunity for both the technical nuclear community and their business development peers to share in their mutual passion while preserving and promoting relationships, traditions and shared memories. In essence, this day is a celebration of nuclear energy and the people who make it happen. This is a celebration of our own and you can join in!
Coinciding with World Nuclear Energy Day, you can sign up here:
AirMiners (mining carbon dioxide from the air) is proud to announce the first in a new series of events, covering energy sources that can power carbon capture at scale. The series will cover a wide variety of energy sources throughout the coming months, starting with nuclear energy in partnership with the Anthropocene Institute at 12PM Pacific on December 2nd, which is World Nuclear Energy Day - register here to join us!
This will be an excellent discussion, moderated by Aldís Elfarsdóttir, host of Walk the Talk, and author of Nuclear-Powered Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Panelists include: Kirsty Gogan, Co-Founder, Energy for Humanity
Seaver Wang, Climate and Energy Analyst, The Breakthrough Institute
Canon Bryan, Chief Financial Officer, Terrestrial Energy
Coinciding with World Nuclear Energy Day, you can sign up here:
Rarely do we celebrate the "she-roes", while "he-ro" celebration occurs frequently. Today we celebrate the women who work in nuclear energy and technology fields around the world. Our vision is aimed at positioning women for the future of nuclear energy and technology through their advancement. These female frontline workers have worked tirelessly to keep the facilities operating and the lights on. Let's hear it for the Sheroes!
Energy Solutions, Inc. Bear Creek facility in the U.S. supports the sustainability of nuclear power by safely managing about 20 million pounds of radioactive material per year! Employees received their #WorldNuclearEnergyDay cards in honor of their dedication to the nuclear industry. Additionally, employees sat down to share their thoughts on nuclear energy. Here’s a snippet from Dustin and Patricia.
To mark the day, Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh Ltd, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), and the Ministry of Science and Technology jointly organised different day-long programs. Through this project, Bangladesh entered the nuclear world and became the 32nd member of the World Nuclear Club, said Science and Technology Affairs Minister Yeafesh Osman, who inaugurated the program.
On 2nd December, 2020, the UAE celebrates its 49th National Day. Despite the global challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the UAE made this year many achievements and breakthroughs. The UAE officially joined the nuclear energy club with the successful operation of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant's first nuclear reactor that generates environmental-friendly electricity.
"I find the nuclear industry very exciting because of the variety of work, challenges and innovation that I get to witness and be part of," - our very own Heather Lovell, UK Nuclear Apprentice of the Year. An Engineer at Westinghouse Electric Company, Heather explains how being selected for nomination by her employer provided a sense of achievement and recognition for her hard work throughout her apprenticeship.
Bruce Power, produces 30 per cent of Ontario Canada's electricity, and celebrates World Nuclear Energy Day.
"On this inaugural #WorldNuclearEnergyDay, we thank the women and men working at Bruce Power, present and past, for their efforts in ensuring that Ontarians have reliable electricity, and to help provide life-saving medical isotopes to health-care facilities worldwide."
Together, you #makeadifference.
Energy Solutions, Inc. supports the sustainability of nuclear power by safely managing about 20 million pounds of radioactive material per year! Employees received their #WorldNuclearEnergyDay cards in honor of their dedication to the nuclear industry. Additionally, employees sat down to share their thoughts on nuclear energy. Here’s a snippet from Dustin and Patricia by Energy Solutions, Inc. on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
We are unstoppable as shown in this collage of photos from Manju Gupta! Nuclear Fuel Complex, India, continues to carry out the duties round the clock ensuring safe production while complying with the regulations. Let's salute these warriors on World Nuclear Energy Day! See #worldnuclearenergyday
To celebrate #WorldNuclearEnergyDay, we’re excited to launch Environment@NII and showcase some of the world-class research funded by Bruce Power. With approximately $1 million annually in direct research funding, Environment@NII delivers actionable intelligence from leading-edge researchers focused on fostering a clean and healthy environment. Bravo to World Nuclear Energy Day from Nuclear Innovation Institute.
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