Department of Labor Grant Improves Radiation Safety Training


David Jonassen and Rose Marra from the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies are partnering with Bill Miller from Nuclear Engineering on a $2.3 million project that will help increase the pool of well-trained Radiation Protection Technicians at nuclear power plants. The Radiation Protection Curriculum Project is developing courses and learning resources that will be implemented at 6 community colleges across the country, helping meet the projected need for roughly 90,000 new nuclear employees in the next 10 years, on top of additional needs resulting from new nuclear power plant construction.