The Nevada Innovative Coalition for Education (NICE) will be conducting a forum on nuclear science and education at the Atomic Testing Museum located at 755 E. Flamingo Road on October 14, 2009 at 6:00 PM.
“This forum is the first step in efforts to provide Nevada’s children with career alternatives to the gaming industry,” said Barbara Altman, founder of NICE. “Children need to be given a reason to take on the more difficult studies of math and science with the hopes of landing a high-tech, good paying job at school’s end.”
The panel discussion will be lead by Heather Kydd of KNXT Radio. Panelists include: Paul Seidler– Director Nuclear Energy Institute of Las Vegas; Tony Hechanova – Director of Sustainable & Clean Energy Programs at Harry Reid Center; Dan Lowe – Nuclear & Mechanical Engineering MA Graduate Student/Researcher/UNLV; Dr. Michael Voegele – Consultant for Nye County Nuclear Waste Repository; John Hambrick – State Assemblyman, Geoffrey Lawrence – Fiscal Policy Analyst, Nevada Policy Research Institute; Danny Tarkainian – Candidate for US Senate.
Altman founded NICE in 2006 as a means of heightening public awareness on problems in Nevada’s public schools. NICE is an organization of concerned citizens interested in publicizing educational effectiveness and transparency through the promotion of community involvement. Barbara Altman may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.