Congrats to the ANS Radiation Shielding completion winners from Engineers Day 2017.
This year’s ANS group held a Radiation Shielding completion during Engineers Day 2017. The objective of this competition was to introduce high school students to one field of nuclear engineering: radiation shielding. This has a very large impact on nuclear security and fits into the category of “Prevent Nuclear Terror”, one of the 14 Grand Challenges. When radioactive materials are transported across our borders or into our country, they release radiation and that allows us to find them. But what happens when they are shielded from our detectors? To understand how to detect shielded materials, we must first understand how they might be shielded.
Below are the Top 10 winners of this year’s shielding completion! Congratulations to all those who participated.
|Kingston High School||8.91692||1st|
|Kingston High School||9.33908||2nd|
|Kingston High School||9.720401||3rd|
|Stone Memorial High School||12.3947||4th|
|Pigeon Forge High School||22.58065||5th|
|Webb School of Knoxville||53.45131||6th|
|Pigeon Forge High School||55.25415||7th|
|Jefferson County High School||74.99785||8th|
|Webb School of Knoxville||160.5185||9th|
|Webb School of Knoxville||163.3233||10th|
For more info on the completion go here: tickle.utk.edu/engineers-day/competitions/