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Science Teacher Workshops

To ensure the Science Teacher Workshop meets the needs of Science Teachers, Ken Krieger, Chairman of the Science Teacher Workshop Committee, along with several other radiation safety experts, review the content of the workshop annually to ensure accuracy and relevancy.

One-Day Continuing Education Credit Workshop
Radiation and Health

The South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society, Inc. (STC-HPS) is pleased and honored to continue this program of education for science teachers, grade levels 4 through 12. In keeping with the commitment of the STC to its bylaws and founding principles of education and support of learning, members of the STC agreed to make certain this very worthwhile program continues. Knowing the teacher's job is daunting and not filled with much recognition, we hold educators with the highest respect and greatest regard. After all, it is the teacher who is educating and providing our future. Thank you.

What is a Science Teacher Workshop?

  • First and foremost, it's FUN!

  • Members of the STC go to various locations throughout south Texas to provide teachers with informative and fun presentations, using the latest in presentation technology, on the facts about radiation. Typically conducted on Saturdays (sorry, but our members have to work too!), the Workshop is divided into various segments, including breaks, and typically runs a full day (8 hours). The following topics can be covered in the workshop:

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Fundamentals of Radiation

  • Cellular Biology and Radiation Health Effects

  • Exposure to Radiation in Modern Life

  • Radioactive Waste

  • Radiation Safety and Summary

  • Possible careers in radiation safety

  • During the Workshop, teachers receive a lot of cool stuff, including:

  • FREE Lesson Plans

  • FREE Reference Materials

  • FREE Class Demonstrations

  • FREE Video Tape

  • FREE Radiation Detection Device



How do I attend a Workshop?

Check this site often to see where we will be conducting the next Workshop! Even though the Workshop is free, we will need to know of your interest in attending so that we can plan for enough food and refreshments. Class size is very limited, typically no more than 40, so register early.

How can a Workshop be scheduled in my town?

The STC is pleased to bring the Workshop to you. All we ask for is some assistance with making local arrangements and caterer coordination. STC supplies all the materials, experts in radiation as presenters, and funds for catering. To get the ball rolling, contact the Science Teacher Workshop Committee Chair, Ken Krieger, at

STW 2006 Membership Interest Survey

The State of Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society, Inc. (STC-HPS) is a completely not-for-profit organization whose members represent a cross section of the radiation safety and protection industry. The Science Teacher Workshops are completely funded by donations provided by STC members, Affiliates, and supporting organizations. All Workshop presenters and coordinators are volunteers. Without their time and efforts, this program would not exist. Thank you.

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