Jeremiah Gill Presented at the
ANS National Winter Meeting
Jeremiah Gill Presented at the ANS National Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo
October 30 to November 3 in Washington D.C.
Gill presented in the Outreach and Student Section Best Practices section. Following is the abstract:
The ANS Purdue University Student Section has been involved in a number of activities and events over the last year that engages both the student section members and the surrounding Purdue and Lafayette communities. ANS Purdue has made it a commitment to not only support and grow our organization as a student run club at Purdue, but also to maintain the goals and mission of ANS national. We have held outreach events at local high schools, leading physics classes for a day, interacting with students, and informing them on nuclear related material. The student section held a teacher workshop for high school teachers in the state of Indiana, in which 18 teachers attended an all day conference, filled with demonstrations, presentations, and applications of nuclear education in their classrooms. The Purdue University Student Section has also seen many changes in leadership positions over the last two years and has seen the invaluable experience one can gain from taking a leadership role in their local section. The ability to transition information between leaders and the importance of reaching out to younger classmates and members to become involved is a focal point in building a strong student section. As President of the student section for the 2010-2011 school year, I have placed emphasis on including the faculty and staff of the Purdue University Nuclear Engineering Department in our activities and outreach events. This included a Faculty/Staff Meet-and-Greet and a Faculty/Staff bowling night with the student members during our annual ‘Nuke Week’. Nuke Week is held each year as an outreach to Purdue University on our organizations goals and mission. The importance of a strong support system from the faculty and staff and active participation from student members are vital to the success of any student organization.