National Science and Technology Week – October 14-23, 2011
Did you know it’s National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) in Canada?
This year marks the 20th anniversary of NSTW, which celebrates the significance of Canada’s science and technology history, the importance of science and technology in today’s world, and Canada’s ongoing role as a world leader in innovation.
TalkNUclear was in Port Hope to kick off NSTW. We wanted to learn more about the historic role Port Hope has played in Canada’s nuclear industry and about plans for remediation. Read about the Port Hope Area Initiative on the TalkNUclear blog. We were lucky enough to be treated to a tour of Port Hope to learn more about some of the Port Hope Area Initiative‘s remediation and waste storage plans (hint: there’s a recreation park in the works!).
Nuclear Science & Technology (S&T) initiatives foster excellence in science, technology, manufacturing, energy and medicine. They contribute significantly to developing highly qualified personnel for the nuclear and non-nuclear sectors.
- Canada’s federal Government and the Canadian nuclear industry have a long history of investing in nuclear S&T and innovation.
- Nuclear S&T supports materials testing and product improvements, medical products and services, training and development of scientists and engineers, and other activities of high value to an advanced economy.
- Nuclear S&T also contributes to the health sciences sector by studying nanostructures to design carriers for therapeutic agents that can target cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and more.
- And of course, nuclear S&T gave us the ability to generate power. Learn more about nuclear power generation as part of the Science & Technology Museum’s Let’s Talk Energy exhibit “Energy: Power to Choose.”
We want to know what your favourite Canadian S&T innovation is. Let us know in the comments.
Happy National Science & Technology Week!