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It’s a WIN win: Entergy Women in Nuclear named “most reactive” chapter
National award recognizes excellence in promoting nuclear science in the community
JACKSON, Miss. – Entergy’s Women in Nuclear chapter has been recognized by the U.S. WIN organization as the “most reactive” chapter for their educational outreach efforts during 2022’s National Nuclear Science Week.
The annual award recognizes significant achievements in promoting nuclear science in the community. Chapters are judged on the number of activities held during NSW, the number of participating U.S. WIN members, the number of individuals and public sectors reached and the variety of topics covered.
“Earning this recognition took a team effort, everyone pulling in the same direction towards excellence,” said Tamara May, Entergy Nuclear senior project control specialist and fleet president of Entergy’s U.S. WIN chapter. “I am proud of every member of WIN for their engagement and contributions. We have high goals for the future and I’m confident we’ll achieve those working together.”
Entergy has a WIN chapter at each of its four nuclear power plants in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana, as well as at its headquarters in Jackson. Chapters from all five sites participated, with some putting on multiple events. Among the outreach efforts were:
- Nuclear and STEM-related activities and giveaways for visitors at the Mississippi Children’s Museum hosted by WIN volunteers from Entergy Nuclear’s Echelon headquarters
- STEM Day and National Science Day events at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson, Miss. for girl scouts, gifted students and students ranging from junior high through early college
- A STEM Fair hosted by River Bend Station in St. Francisville, La. in conjunction with the local library and students at West Feliciana High School for students at Bains Lower Elementary
- Nuclear Science Days at Russellville Middle School held by Arkansas Nuclear One power plant WIN members in Russellville, Ark. for hundreds of sixth- and seventh-grade students.
- A STEM Fair hosted by Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station in Killona, La. for K-12 students.
- Nuclear advocacy letters to Mississippi legislators from Entergy Nuclear headquarter employees
In all, their efforts reached nearly 2,000 school children, teachers, parents, legislators and other community members.
“We’re thankful for all of our chapters’ hard work and amazing outreach during the 2022 National Nuclear Science Week,” said Jennifer Watkins, Nuclear Science Week lead for the U.S. WIN communications committee. “Through their efforts, thousands of people experienced various nuclear science topics via discussions, presentations, virtual platforms and on-campus outreach booths.”
U.S. Women in Nuclear (U.S. WIN) is an organization of individuals who work in nuclear energy and technology fields around the United States. Their vision is aimed at positioning the United States for the future of nuclear energy and technology through the advancement of women.
Nuclear Science Week, held the third week in October, is an international, broadly observed, week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national and international attention on all aspects of nuclear science.
Entergy, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New Orleans, powers life for 3 million customers through its operating companies across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy is creating a cleaner, more resilient energy future for everyone with our diverse power generation portfolio, including increasingly carbon-free energy sources. With roots in the Gulf South region for more than a century, Entergy is a recognized leader in corporate citizenship, delivering more than $100 million in economic benefits to local communities through philanthropy and advocacy efforts annually over the last several years. Our approximately 12,000 employees are dedicated to powering life today and for future generations. Learn more at entergy-nuclear.com and follow @EntergyNuclear on Twitter. #WePowerLife