Y-12 promotes STEM during Nuclear Science Week

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – Building partnerships between educators and Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS) continues during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The company is partnering with the American Museum of Science & Energy (AMSE) to celebrate Nuclear Science Week for second-grade teachers and students at Oak Ridge schools. 

CNS is offering a one-hour virtual science class, Forces and Motion, complete with individual hands-on materials and a virtual AMSE educator to second-grade students at Glenwood, Linden, Willow Brook and Woodland elementary schools. The class will introduce nuclear science concepts to all second graders. CNS is also providing $1,000 STEM grants to middle- and high-school science departments to go toward the purchase of interactive technology programs or lab demonstration materials to increase engagement of students during this unusual year of instruction.

“Our goal is to create positive science experiences for Oak Ridge students,” said Kristin Waldschlager, Y-12 education outreach specialist and a former educator. “If we can get them excited about science early, then maybe some of them will decide to make a career out of science and that will help Y-12 in the future. This is a reminder to our community of the role science-based skills play in delivering Y-12’s mission”

Established by the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Nuclear Science Week is a nationally recognized annual celebration promoting all aspects of nuclear science. Held October 19–23 this year, the week includes events throughout the country.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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