Interested in contributing to nuclear science and technology development? This competition may be just for you.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold the Third International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes from May 28 to 31, 2018 in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea.

The conference is directed at a broad range of experts in the area of capacity building, human resource development, education and training, knowledge management and knowledge networks for nuclear power programmes, and will review across the facility and worker lifecycle the current state of nuclear human resource development including nuclear education and training. It will also address issues such as availability and opportunities for sharing of relevant infrastructure.

In conjunction with the conference, the IAEA is holding an international student competition to foster the younger generation’s interest in nuclear science and technology. Students aged 14 to 18 and currently enrolled in secondary schools are invited to promote discussion and raise awareness on the current or future impacts and applications of nuclear science and technology in our lives. Students who design and implement the most innovative projects will be eligible for a trip to the Republic of Korea, to present at the conference, visit local schools and institutions, and attend cultural events.

The contestants will participate as part of a team of at least three students. The deadline for submission of abstracts is on Dec. 1, 2017. The IAEA will notify the shortlisted participants on Dec. 20, 2017, after which they will be required to submit a project summary in the form of a three-minute video or digital media presentation on or before the midnight of March 2, 2018. The five finalist teams to be chosen will be given the opportunity to present their projects at the conference itself.

The competition guidelines and submission form may be downloaded from PR