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American Nuclear Society and Discovery Education Introduce Virtual Field Trip to Reimagine Nuclear at the World’s Most Powerful Nuclear Test Reactor

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During National Engineers Week, Classrooms are Offered a Unique Front Row Seat to Nuclear Science Through the Nuclear Reimagined Virtual Field Trip on February 18, 2020

Silver Spring, Md. (Thursday, February 13, 2020) – In celebration of National Engineers Week, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and Discovery Education—the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms—announced the Nuclear Reimagined Virtual Field Trip, premiering on February 18, 2020.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the no-cost Nuclear Reimagined Virtual Field Trip explores the real-world and innovative applications of nuclear science. From medicine to space travel to energy, Nuclear Reimagined introduces students to the multifaceted applications of nuclear science and the diverse array of career possibilities. Learn more and register for the event here.

From a seat in a classroom at 1 pm E.T. on February 18, 2020, students dive into the Earth’s most powerful research reactor and other exciting aspects of nuclear science and technology. The Nuclear Reimagined Virtual Field Trip offers a behind the scenes view into the U.S. Department of Energy’s leading lab for nuclear energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment. As part of the tour, participants learn the ways STEM professionals innovate solutions for the problems of today and the life of tomorrow.

“This unique virtual experience will give students the opportunity to see cutting-edge research turn into applications for nuclear processes and their role in our world today,” said Eric Loewen, ANS Past President and Chief Consulting Engineer of Advanced Nuclear Plants, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. “Along the way, students will witness the broad variety of rewarding careers available in the nuclear sectors. The Virtual Field Trip is just one of the ways ANS is educating young people on how nuclear science and technology contribute to the quality of our everyday lives.”

“The American Nuclear Society and Discovery Education Nuclear Reimagined Virtual Field Trip presents a perfect way for students to meet professionals leading engaging and diverse careers by providing a front row seat to the exciting possibilities and real-world uses of nuclear science,” said Lori McFarling, President of Corporate Education Partnerships at Discovery Education.

The Nuclear Reimagined Virtual Field Trip builds upon the American Nuclear Society and Discovery Education program, Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World™, engaging students with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-aligned resources focused on pathways to STEM careers, as well as the positive and future impacts of nuclear science.

Learn more about the Virtual Field Trip and the partnership at and within Discovery Education Experience.


About American Nuclear Society
ANS serves more than 10,000 members within the nuclear field with a mission to advance, foster, and spur the development and application of nuclear science, engineering, and technology to benefit society. The ANS Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information is an education and outreach initiative of the Society that promotes interest in nuclear science and technology and makes the complex nuclear world easier to understand for teachers, students, policymakers, and the public. Through programs like Navigating Nuclear, the Center helps people learn about the vital role nuclear science and technology plays in our everyday lives. To learn more, visit and

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms and primary schools in the U.K. and reach over 5 million educators and 51 million students in more than 90 countries. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at

Janice Lindegard, American Nuclear Society,
Grace Maliska, Discovery Education,