Building a Technical Workforce: AREVA Hosts Girls from Sweet Briar’s "Explore Engineering" Program for Technical Training Center Tour

Press Release

July 24, 2014

AREVA-sponsored

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 24, 2014 – On Tuesday, July 22, AREVA hosted a group of high school girls participating in Sweet Briar’s “Explore Engineering” program for a presentation and tour of the Technical Training Center at the AREVA Operational Center of Excellence on Mill Ridge Road in Lynchburg, Va. The girls learned how safe, clean nuclear energy is produced, saw full-size nuclear reactor component mock-ups, and spent time with several women engineers to learn about their careers in a technical industry.

AREVA is committed to providing students with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education opportunities to help the next generation prepare for tomorrow’s energy challenges. Sponsorships of programs like Sweet Briar College’s “Explore Engineering” demonstrate AREVA’s commitment to STEM education, workforce diversity, and to the Lynchburg area where more than 1,800 AREVA employees and their families live and work.

The “Explore Engineering” summer program is taking place this week at Sweet Briar College. The program provides college immersion opportunities for high school girls while introducing the benefits of an education and career in engineering.

Group of high school girls from Sweet Briar's

High school girls participating in Sweet Briar College’s “Explore Engineering” program visited the Technical Training Center at the AREVA North American Operational Center of Excellence on Mill Ridge Road in Lynchburg.

AREVA’s George Rublein (in red) stands in front of a reactor vessel control head in the Training Center while explaining the component’s function in a nuclear power plant to the tour participants.

The “Explore Engineering” paticipants learn about the bridges used during refueling operations at nuclear power plants while touring the Training Center at the AREVA North American Operational Center of Excellence on Mill Ridge Road in Lynchburg.

Contact

Teresa Weinmeister
AREVA Site Communications
Lynchburg, VA
Tel: (434) 832-3776
teresa.weinmeister@areva.com

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