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October 2017 Cafe: Nuclear Engineering: Taking Responsibility for Our Future

Featured Cafe Presenter: 

Jenna Slocum, undergraduate student in Nuclear Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology; undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Carlos Castano; President, Missouri S&T student chapter, American Nuclear Society; and Secretary, Missouri S&T student chapter, Women in Nuclear Science

Cafe Topic:

What do you think when you hear the word “Nuclear?” Do you think “Clean Energy!” or maybe a news headline? Let’s discuss what you know, what you want to learn, and break down one of the more recent Nuclear Headliners: Fukushima Dailchi. Join Engineers from the Missouri S&T chapter of the American Nuclear Society in the discussion of what happened, who should take responsibility, what we should take from this event, and how we should move forward.

About the Presenter:

My name is Jenna Slocum, and I am currently a Junior in Nuclear Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. As an undergraduate research assistant, for Dr. Carlos Castano, my research primarily deals with the effects of gold nano-particles on the circulatory system. In the past, I worked with Maria Camila Garcia Toro on her graduate research concerning the process of creating nano-particles with radiation. During this experiment, I operated the research reactor here on campus, MSTR, while our samples were being irradiated. I am also the President of the Missouri S&T student chapter of the American Nuclear Society and the Secretary of the Missouri S&T student chapter of Women in Nuclear.Slocum

On a more personal note, I grew up on a small farm in New Haven, Missouri. Now when I say small, I mean SMALL. My high school graduating class was around 50 and we were the “BIG” class. Growing up, I loved math and science, but didn’t know anything about nuclear. My first introduction was actually from a Navy recruiter trying to sign me up to be a Nuclear Engineer on an Aircraft carrier. After that I took the dive and started researching anything and everything nuclear. Seven years later, I’m still learning all I can learn about an industry and field that I couldn’t love more.

 

3 Cafe Dates, Times & Locations!

RSVP to YOUR cafe below.

 

Academy of Science – St. Louis Teen Science Cafe

Date:
Monday, October 16th

Time:
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Dinner
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Presentation & Activities

Location:
St. Charles County Library – Spencer Road Branch
427 Spencer Road, St. Peters, MO 63376 United States + Google Map

RSVP HERE

Saint Louis Science Center Teen Science Cafe

Date:
Wednesday, October 18th

Time:
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Dinner
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Presentation & Activities

Location:
Taylor Building
4900 Manchester Rd.
Saint Louis, MO 63110.

This event is free, but registration is required.
RSVP HERE

Cahokia High School Teen Science Cafe

Date:
Thursday, October 19th

Time:
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location:
Cahokia High School
800 Range Ln
Cahokia, IL 62206

This event is free, but registration is required.
RSVP to Annamary King @akingwx@gmail.com

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