Jim Conca

The 2017 CNTA Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet

CNTA's 26th Annual Edward Teller Lecture/Banquet was celebrated Thursday, October 19 at the University of South Carolina at Aiken's Convocation Center in Aiken SC. The event was surrounded by many other events during Nuclear Science Week.

Please click on the link below for a photo gallery from the event.

      2017 Photo Gallery

Our distinguished guest speaker for this year was Dr. James Conca, environmental scientist, consultant, and science contributor to Forbes magazine on energy and nuclear issues. He has authored more than a hundred journal articles, books, and chapters on a wide range of nuclear, waste, remediation, and energy issues.

Dr. Conca has been a scientist in the field of the earth and environmental sciences for 33 years, specializing in geologic disposal of nuclear waste, energy-related research, planetary surface processes, radiobiology and shielding for space colonies, subsurface transport, and environmental clean-up of heavy metals. He is a Trustee of the Herbert M. Parker Foundation, Adjunct at Washington State University, an Affiliate Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and consultant on strategic planning for the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency and State environmental agencies, and industry including companies that own nuclear, hydro, wind farms, large solar arrays, or coal and gas plants. He also consults for EPA/State environmental agencies and industry on cleanup of heavy metals from soil and water.

He obtained a BS degree in Geology and Biochemistry from Brown University, a Masters in Planetary Science from CalTech, and Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology .

Other highlights of the Teller Lecture and Dinner included the presentation of the 2017 Fred C. Davison Distinguished Scientist Award and the 2017 Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our many sponsors, our CNTA membership, and supporters of the 2017 lecture.

A video recording of Dr. Conca's lecture is available here:

      James Conca at 26th Annual Edward Teller Lecture

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