Nuclear innovation finds its way into the classroom
Oconee Nuclear Station’s beloved four-legged friend is continuing to learn new tricks and win hearts – at the nuclear plant and in the classroom. “Spot,” now affectionately known as “Atom” at Oconee, is now one of two dog-like robots at the site that...
Meet Spot: Oconee Nuclear Station's newest four-legged friend
Duke Energy’s Oconee Nuclear Station has a new dog. “Spot” can sit, lay down and roll over. Unlike your average Rover, Spot is also trained to perform inspections of hard-to-access areas at the three-unit nuclear plant near Seneca, S.C.
A sense of wonder leads to ‘coolest’ career
“The first time I thought my job was the coolest, I was doing a tour inside the reactor building,” says Christina McFall, nuclear radiation protection technician at Catawba Nuclear Station. “I thought, ‘No one ever gets to see this. It’s just so cool...
Nuclear is in the blood for this mother-daughter team
A career in nuclear energy is all in the family for Suzi Price and her daughter, Taylor. Suzi and Taylor both grew up in McBee, South Carolina, with Robinson Nuclear Plant almost literally in their backyard. Each attracted to the sciences, Suzi and...
Can we hear it from a professional?
To celebrate Nuclear Science Week, Duke Energy nuclear employees will host virtual career panels for high school students that focus on a different nuclear power career profile each day throughout the week.
What it's like to be a working mom in the nuclear industry
We asked three moms what it’s like as a working parent in the nuclear energy industry and how they can support each other. Here’s what they said.
Unique partnership improves quality of life for disabled residents
In some ways, The Tribble Center in Seneca, S.C., is a typical warehouse: boxes packed for shipping, work tables full of men and women constructing electronic measurement instruments, surrounded by wires, screwdrivers and tape measures. Yet, the center, which provides services for people with intellectual disabilities, is much more.