Susan Winslow talks about radiation dosimetry and shares the story of her STEM career with 10th graders at Delta High School in Richland as an invited STEM Career Guest Speaker.
On October 24, 2012, our awesome Vice President of Western Operations, Susan Winslow, volunteered to spend the morning with 10th graders at Delta High School as the STEM Career Guest Speaker of the week. A senior health physicist at Dade Moeller, Susan shared with the students her career "story" -- how she decided to study Health Physics, what her degree entailed, and what she thinks is "cool" about her career. She also talked about how she started her career working in radiation dosimetry.
Radiation dosimetry is the measurement and calculation of the absorbed dose in matter and tissue resulting from the exposure to direct and indirect ionizing radiation.
"Through my discussion," said Susan, "I was able to educate the students a little bit about radiation, which I think is really important when you live in a community like ours where you hear a lot about radioactivity in the media."
Susan's slides are below, including photos of some of her favorite projects from when she worked as a radiological engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy's Hanford nuclear site.
Delta High School is a small, public STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) school located near our Dade Moeller headquarters office in Richland, Washington. We are an enthusiastic supporter of STEM education -- you can read our other STEM- and Delta-related blog posts by clicking HERE.
Vice President Susan Winslow has more than 22 years of experience as a health physicist and as a radiation protection program manager at commercial nuclear power plants and U.S. Department of Energy facilities. She is a 19-year resident of the Tri-Cities, Washington, area.