Nuclear energy curriculum unrolled at Murrah High School - - Jackson, MS

Nuclear energy curriculum unrolled at Murrah High School

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Entergy Nuclear generates power daily.  Now, the company is also hoping to generate interest among high school students in nuclear careers.

A "Power Path" curriculum has been introduced in some schools across the state.   On Wednesday, Murrah High School students enrolled in the accelerated physics class learned about it.  Their teacher plans to incorporate the curriculum into the lesson plan.

Entergy Spokesperson Ann Becker says nuclear energy seems to be a global solution. "It's easily expandable, it's environmentally friendly, it's domestic energy so it gives us some independence from things that have to be imported, like petroleum," she says.

The "Power Path" program also includes nuclear science and energy workshops for teachers. It's a joint venture between Entergy Nuclear and the Mississippi Department of Education.

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