The goal of the Education Committee is to educate the public on the benefits, uses, and truths of nuclear technology. This is done through a variety of initiatives including: “Bringing Nuclear into the Classroom,” SSNI (Southeastern Summer Nuclear Institute), Nuclear Blitz teach-ins, Lifelong Learning Academy teaching, and scholarships for students and scientists.

Volunteers for this committee can attend meetings, plan educational outreach events, and volunteer at educational outreach events.

Committee chair and contact:  Marissa Reigel;  

Scholarship Committee  

The Scholarship Committee oversees scholarship application solicitation and selection for the Robert Maher memorial scholarship. Volunteers attend meetings, seek out sponsors, help solicit applications for scholarships, read through, and judge applications.

Committee chair and contact: John Veldman; 

Essay Contest and Educator Grant Program

The Essay Contest and Educator Grant Program are overseen by subcommittees. They review submissions for these programs each spring.

CNTA has sponsored the Essay Contest for the last fifteen years and has awarded over scholarships totaling over $75,000 to local students and schools.

The Educator Grants Program was launched in 2019 with the goal of providing resources to area STEM teachers. In the last two years it has helped 9 area teachers provide unique learning opportunities for their students.

Volunteers attend meetings, help solicit submissions for contest, review submissions, and select winners.   

Committee chair and contact: Marissa Reigel;