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Radiation Exposure: What Not to Fear

Despite living in a world of constant radiation exposure, people have a negative association with the word “radiation.” In March, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) hosted a problem-based challenge for undergraduate students. The challenge for undergraduates was to develop a strategic communication approach for the general public on the everyday occurrences of radiation, the benefits, risks, and safety of all types and uses of radiation.

Congratulations to our scholarship winners!

1st place: Julia Trainor, Syracuse University, #RadiationReimagined: Strategic Communications Report

2nd place: Cole Maguire, University of Texas at Austin, Radiation and Its Communication to the Public

3rd place: Ian Wietecha-Reiman, Penn State University, Radiation Exposure PSA Proposal: Using the Internet to Placate Fears