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The Radiation Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) hosted National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Director for the Office of Nuclear Incident Policy and Cooperation Ann Heinrich (right) and Emergency Management Specialist Kirk Czap (middle) for a site visit.
Teachers from the Appalachian Regional Commission/Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ARC/ORNL) Summer STEM Program spent time in a virtual format at REAC/TS’ Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Lab (CBL) from June 21 to July 2, 2021.
The American College of Medical Toxicology and the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS), in partnership with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and County of San Diego Hazardous Incident Response Team, recently offered a virtual Agents of Opportunity course.
REAC/TS staff continues support of the emergency preparedness community throughout COVID-19 pandemic
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, REAC/TS staff have continued to support the emergency preparedness community by providing their expertise not only for the medical management of radiation incidents, but also live-saving techniques for use in trauma situations.
CIA Mission Possible – Classroom Transformation offers Baltimore/D.C./Richmond teachers $25,000 in classroom technology upgrades
The CIA Mission Possible-Classroom Transformation competition will award one STEAM teacher each in Baltimore, Md., Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va., with $25,000 in new equipment to update their classroom with the latest technology. Runners-up in each city will receive $5,000 in new equipment.
ORISE’s Peer Review group leaned on virtual meeting capabilities to keep the mission moving forward after the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of all in-person meetings. Out of necessity, the team built upon and expanded in-house capabilities for hosting reviews in a virtual environment.
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