Polish Young Generation promotes knowledge of all things nuclear
The Polish Young Generation (PYG), an association belonging to the Polish Nuclear Society, was founded as a result of an initiative launched by young scientists at the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology (INCT), in Warsaw, and at the Institute of Atomic Energy, in Swierk. The founding meeting was held on 12 April 2011, at INCT. The first elected Chairwoman of PYGN is Dr. Kinga Frąckiewicz, PhD. The newly-elected Vice Chairmen are Ewelina Miśta, MSc, and Marcin Brykała, MSc. The PYG currently totals some 34 members.
The first founding members of PYG (April 2011)
The main objective of the PYG is to promote increased knowledge about nuclear energy trough organising educational events for a broad range of target audiences. Such meetings have been organised either in schools or in the open air in the form of “scientific picnics.”
Members of Polish Young Generation have already participated actively in other events, such as
The International Year of Chemistry 2011, in Poznań, March, which took place at the Department of Chemistry of the Adam Mickiewicz University (see photos below).
Museum Night 2011, Warsaw - May, at the Museum of Maria Sklodowska-Curie (see photos below)
XV Scientific Picnic, 2011 Warsaw – May (see photos below)
International Year of Chemistry 2011 Warsaw, June, which took place at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Institute of Physical Chemistry (see photos below)
Another important contribution of the PYG is the organising of meetings between young scientists. These include conferences, participation in national and international courses and training sessions and cooperation with organisations that deal with similar issues like nuclear education on both a national and international level.
The motto of PYG is “Nuclear Education”