CNTA teaches each spring at USC-Aiken as part of their Academy for Lifelong Learning.
Classes in the past have ranged from “Plutonium and our National Security” to “SRS and the Environment”.
Resources from these classes are provided below.
More information on the Academy for Lifelong Learning can be found here.
2023- “Energy Supply and the Promise of Nuclear”
Held March 2023
Class 1- CNTA Executive Director Dr. Marra introduced energy issues and the need for alternative and cleaner energy sources as well as near- and long-term alternatives.
Class 2- CNTA Board Chair Steve Sheetz provided an overview of the current energy climate and the ways that nuclear energy is answering the charge.
Class 3- Joel Leopard, who serves as a Communications Coordinator for Southern Nuclear provided an overview of the process leading to deployment of Plant Vogtle’s Units 3 & 4 in 2023.
2022- “Savannah River Site: Supporter of the Nation and Regional Economic Engine”
Held March 2022
Class 1- The first session featured an overview of SRS by Manager of the Savannah River Operations Office for the Department of Energy Michael Budney and a summary of results from a recent economic impact study from President/CEO of the SRS Community Reuse Organization Rick McLeod.
Class 2- Introduction of Contractors at Savannah River Site. Speakers were: included Dennis Carr, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for SRS managing and operating contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS); Dave Olson, President and Program Manager for SRS liquid waste contractor Savannah River Mission Completion; Sharon Marra, Deputy Director of Operations for the Savannah River National Laboratory; and Joyce Hopperton, Director of Environment, Safety, Health and Quality for SRS protective force contractor Centerra.
Class 3- SRS and National Security. Presented by Admiral Charles Munns, past SRNS President /CEO and President of Munns Advisement.
2021- “Environmental Impact of the Savannah River Site”
Held March 3, 10, and 17 at USC-Aiken.
Presenter: Tim Jannik is a Fellow Technical Advisor at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL).
The presentation is available in two parts due to size. Environmental Monitoring Part1,Environmental Monitoring Part2.
Presenter: Dr. Brian B. Looney is a senior research engineer at the Department of Energy Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) in Aiken, SC and an adjunct professor in the Environmental Engineering Science Department at Clemson University.