During Nuclear Science Week, members of Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation’s Women in Nuclear (WIN) Chapter presented five educational sessions to eighth grade students at the Burlington Middle School to promote nuclear science.
WIN members Angela Stevenson, Linda Cole and Monique Hart provided an overview of how a nuclear power plant works, focusing on nuclear fission and what happens in the reactor. They also incorporated an activity that explained the half-life concept using candy M&Ms and a dress-out activity as part of their discussion of contamination and radiation protection.
Wolf Creek’s Women in Nuclear chapter was formed in 2014 and currently has 50 active members. Its members are focused on supporting professional development for women at the station, providing networking opportunities among members through chapter events, promoting nuclear energy in general, and promoting Wolf Creek specifically in the community, particularly among young women.