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AREVA Celebrates Benefits of Nuclear Energy During National Nuclear Science Wee…

Virginia's Region 2000 Partnership on FacebookAREVA Celebrates Benefits of Nuclear Energy During
National Nuclear Science Week

During the 2013 U.S. National Nuclear Science Week, AREVA mobilized its employees across the country to support public outreach and understanding of the importance of nuclear science and technology. National Nuclear Science Week, observed this year from Oct. 21-25, is a celebration of nuclear science that aims to educate the community about the benefits and contributions of the nuclear industry.

“As a world leader in the nuclear industry, AREVA plays an active role in advancing the dialogue about the importance of nuclear power and nuclear technology,” said Mike Rencheck, president and CEO, AREVA Inc. “Outreach activities such as National Nuclear Science Week are aimed at building the workforce vital to tomorrow’s clean energy economy. We intend our participation in activities over the past week to spark additional interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to inspire our industry’s next generation of leaders.”

In partnership with utility customers, universities and community organizations, AREVA participated in a wide variety of local activities at many of its 40 U.S. locations. These included a visit by Nuclear Clean Air Energy IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro to Lynchburg and presentations on nuclear energy by CAER Director Bob Bailey and members of Women in Nuclear's Lynchburg chapter to our XLR8 Regional STEM Academy students. A public screenings of the film “Pandora’s Promise” accompanied by dialogue about nuclear power and climate change was also held in Lynchburg at AREVA's Old Forest offices.

AREVA regularly offers opportunities for dialogue promoting greater awareness of nuclear power and the industry’s commitment to putting safety first and foremost in plant operation and support. In addition to National Nuclear Science Week activities, AREVA sponsors the No. 78 Nuclear Clean Air Energy IndyCar and offers workforce training through formal partnerships with universities and community colleges. AREVA also organizes internships for high school students through the Central Virginia Community College Summer High School Apprenticeship Program.

Lynchburg College is very pleased to host two team members from iSchool Initiati…

Virginia's Region 2000 Partnership on FacebookLynchburg College is very pleased to host two team members from iSchool Initiative at our conference about technology and education on Saturday, Nov 2 from 8:30am to 1 pm in the Ballroom on campus.

iSchool Initiative's Emily Wolfe will be our keynote speaker discussing her experiences as a digital learner and how that dovetails with her interests in art and theater. She and her team mate Arvin Ross will then lead breakout sessions to brainstorm strategies for incorporating the creative use of mobile technology into a variety of areas of study. Our final session will include regional faculty discussing specific examples of integrating arts, creativity and technology in their courses.

Please join us. This event is FREE and open to the public. No registration is required. Also, please pass this email on to others who may be interested. We want to encourage a dialogue with educators and students from K-12 thru college.

CAER Director Bob Bailey presenting Fundamentals in Nuclear to XLR8 students

Virginia's Region 2000 Partnership on FacebookCAER Director Bob Bailey presenting Fundamentals in Nuclear to XLR8 students

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Region 2000's collaborative STEM initiatives will be highlighted on Monday at Ar…

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October 21, 2013

Virginia’s Region 2000 Future Focus Foundation Managing Director Elizabeth Narehood and AREVA’s Director of External Relations & Corporate Citizenship Laura Clise will present at Area Development magazine’s 4th Annual Women in Economic Development Forum at the Sofitel Water Tower Hotel in Chicago, Illinois on Monday, October 21, 2013 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Narehood and Clise’s presentation, STEM Workforce Development: An Essential Part of a Competitive Economic Development Strategy will highlight Virginia’s Region 2000 Partnership and the Future Focus Foundation’s collaboration with AREVA and other stakeholders in creating a successful regional STEM ecosystem. The ability to attract and retain skilled labor is always a primary consideration for companies searching for a location that will provide a competitive edge. Workforce development is even more crucial for high-growth, technology-based industries seeking a talented and credentialed labor pool. Narehood and Clise’s session will highlight the benefits of focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education efforts through collaboration and engagement of industry, education and government on a regional scale.

“We are thankful for AREVA’s support not only financially, but also by providing many dedicated volunteers that have helped our programs grow and succeed year after year,” said Narehood.
“AREVA’s employee volunteers share an enthusiasm for STEM education that is infectious to our youth participants. AREVA is truly making a difference in our community through the sponsorship of teams, equipment, events, and by sparking the imagination for our youth to continue to pursue their passions and build their dreams.”

AREVA, CAER and WIN &quot;Driving Home&quot; the Importance of STEM Education to XLR8 Acad…

Virginia's Region 2000 Partnership on FacebookAREVA, CAER and WIN "Driving Home" the Importance of STEM Education to XLR8 Academy Students at CVCC on Wednesday, October 23

Local nuclear leaders will "drive home" the importance of Nuclear Clean Air Energy and STEM Education to the inaugural class of the region's new STEM Academy on Wednesday, October 23 on the campus of Central Virginia Community College, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

The full morning of activities will include presentations by representatives of the local Women in Nuclear (WIN) organization; a "Fundamentals in Nuclear" overview by Bob Bailey, Executive Director of the Region 2000 Center for Advanced Engineering & Research (CAER); and a visit from all-star Nuclear Clean Air Energy IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro.

“Linking STEM education to the technology behind racing and clean energy is an important part of the Nuclear Clean Air Energy campaign,” said De Silvestro. “It’s important that we support teachers in getting across the message to their students that science, technology, engineering and math are cool, and that there are great job opportunities in the nuclear energy industry.”

Participants in the event will be able to chat with De Silvestro, AREVA and CAER employees and WIN officers and take a close look at the No. 78 IZOD Nuclear Clean Air Energy race car.

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Free and open to the public! Academy Award nominated director Robert Stone’s g…

Virginia's Region 2000 Partnership on FacebookFree and open to the public!
Academy Award nominated director Robert Stone’s
groundbreaking new film
Pandora’s Promise

When was the last time you watched a film that fundamentally changed the way you think? The film PANDORA’S PROMISE asks whether the one technology we fear most could save our planet from a climate catastrophe, while providing the energy needed to lift billions of people in the developing world out of poverty.

As part of their National Nuclear Science Week outreach, AREVA is hosting a screening of the film at their offices at 3315 Old Forest Road. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with refreshments and a “Meet and Greet” session with Nuclear Clean Air Energy IndyCar driver Simona de Silvestro and IndyCar #78. The film will be shown in the cafeteria starting at 6:00 p.m. and is 87 minutes in length.

Wednesday, October 23
5:00 p.m. Meet Clean Air Energy IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro and check out IndyCar #78

6:00 p.m. Pandora’s Promise screening
Refreshments will be provided.

Seating is limited! Reserve your seat by emailing a “seat request” to CleanAirEnergy@areva.com. Be sure to provide your full name, email address, and specify the number of people in your party. You will be contacted via email to confirm your seats.

Everyone thinks they know the story of Pandora’s Box: she opens the box and all the terrors of the world come flying out. But what most people forget, or perhaps never learned, is that the story does not end there. For according to the myth, at the bottom of the box, Pandora found hope.

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