Learning about Nuclear Energy while having fun: Megawatts

Nuclear industry news

September 12, 2022

Having joined the nuclear industry through the nuclear graduates scheme sponsored by Magnox, Miguel Trenkel-Lopez and his team developed the Megawatt game to help educate about and advocate the role of the different energies in the energy transition.

He now works full time on reaching a wider public via STEM for kids events and via science educators events.

Having trained STEM Ambassadors from the nuclear industry to use Megawatt in the classroom, Miguel hopes to reach schools around the country with Megawatt to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists to solve the energy transition, and expose them to careers in nuclear.

Recently Megawatt attended The Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, where over 25,000 students and teachers attended, with thousands interacting with the Megawatt stand, a very popular activity with the students.

Thanks to Generation Atomic Building Bridges Programme, Miguel was also able to go mid July to Chicago to the National Science Teaching Association Conference to promote the possible role of Megawatt game to educate high school students about the different types of energy.

Megawatt will also be present in Pittsburgh at the Clean Energy Ministerial on September 21-23.

For more information and to order the MegaWatt Games for your class or company, please go to https://www.megawatt.game/.

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.


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