NAYGN Teaches Students about Nuclear Power

Craig Adelizzi, instructor, Perry Operations Training, explains how the Control Room Simulator works to students from the Auburn Career Center.

December 6, 2018

Perry’s NAYGN (North American Young Generation in Nuclear) group has been busy teaching local students about nuclear power during recent visits to the Perry Plant.

On Nov. 16, 26 students from Auburn Career Center came on site with the goal of learning about the many types of jobs and careers at a nuclear plant. The students visited the Control Room Simulator as well as the Instrument and Controls (I&C) training area.

Fifty-five students from the Cleveland High School for Digital Arts visited Perry Nov. 20. The students learned how electricity is produced with an emphasis on how a nuclear plant operates. While explaining radiation protection practices, some of the students had an opportunity to dress out in protective clothing.

(L-r.) Jim Beahon, superintendent, I&C, and Pat Darrough, nuclear specialist, Perry Technical Training, give an overview of I&C careers
at Perry.

(L.-r.) Engineers Chris Paradiso, Austin Jones, Nikolas Shay and Mike Maier teach students about radiation at a nuclear plant.

Varun Shukla, Engineering, helps a student dress in protective clothing during a demonstration about Radiation Protection.