Throughout the year, our energy education centers host events to provide students with opportunities to learn about science. Due to social distancing measures in play due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), these activities cannot take place as they normally would in person. But the learning and experimenting doesn't have to stop! Now, students can participate in a week's worth of experiments from home.
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always enjoyed helping others. As a child, I often heard my teacher at church or school ask for a volunteer. They usually needed help with something as simple as setting up chairs for an event or handing out tests. As...
On June 29, 1985, Catawba Nuclear Station, sitting on Lake Wylie’s South Carolina side, began commercial operations.
Rachel Blackman can predict the future. Sort of. Through her work in the mechanical maintenance department, she regularly conducts vibration analysis of equipment.
It takes an electron microscope to see an atom, but you can learn about the parts of one from the comfort of your driveway. Learn the basics of an atom, then watch the video below to make learning come to life. Send your Energetic Chalk Drawing photos or videos through private or direct message for a chance to be featured on our social media channels.
Emergency planning is a top priority in the nuclear industry. Being prepared for any event at a site ensures the safety of the public and nuclear employees. Note: Outdoor warning sirens will be tested on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 as part of regularly scheduled maintenance. No action is required by residents.
Whether you are looking for an activity to do over the weekend or new ways to learn while home from school, there are many ways to make learning fun from the comfort of your table.
A lifelong environmental champion, Catawba Nuclear Station Environmental Specialist Haley Willis was raised on Ocracoke Island in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, spending her spare time and summers kayaking, swimming and honing her love of the outdoors on...
Seeing the dawn of what was dubbed the atomic age, in the early 1960s, four southern utilities joined together to build a prototype nuclear power plant to test the feasibility of nuclear power as a commercial power source.
Catawba Nuclear Station in South Carolina took a big step in preparing for its refueling outage this spring. The operative word being big. Three low-pressure turbines, each weighing 184 tons, were transported by rail to Rock Hill then moved onto...