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Third International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes: Meeting Challenges to Ensure the Future Nuclear Workforce Capability

28–31 May 2018, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea

Human Resource Development Conference 2018

International Student Competition

One of the challenges of the human resources lifecycle in the nuclear field is attracting and recruiting talented individuals.  To foster the younger generation’s interest in nuclear science and technology, the IAEA is holding an international student competition held in conjunction with the Third International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes.

Students (aged 14-18 and currently enrolled in secondary schools) are invited to present a project that promotes discussion and raises awareness on the current or future impacts and applications of nuclear science and technology in their lives. 

Suggestions for projects include, but are not limited to:

  • A teaching plan to educate peers on the impacts of nuclear technology;
  • A booth at a science fair addressing the applications of nuclear science and technology;
  • Interviews of individuals working at a local nuclear power plant or research reactor about their careers;
  • An interactive outreach or social media campaign to educate members of your community about the impacts of nuclear technology;
  • An innovative demonstration of the impact of cooperation between the IAEA and your local community.

Students who design and implement the most innovative projects will be eligible for a trip to the Republic of Korea, to present their projects at the conference, visit local schools and institutions, and attend cultural events.

Competition Guidelines →

Form for submission of abstracts →

Key Dates

  • 31 January 2018: Participants submit abstracts
  • 16 February 2018: The IAEA notifies shortlisted participants
  • 16 March 2018: Shortlisted participants submit videos (or digital media presentations) of the project implementation
  • 29 March 2018: The IAEA notifies finalists
  • 29/30 May 2018: Finalist projects are presented at the conference and the winning team is announced
  • 1 June 2018: Finalist projects are available on IAEA social media


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