Who We Are

The Columbia Chapter of Health Physics Society (CCHPS) is a professional organization whose members are specialists in radiation safety. The Chapter offers its members educational and training opportunities through conferences, workshops, and technical meetings. Every year, the CCHPS members participate in various public outreach activities, including: Columbia Basin Engineering Science Fair, STEMCon, and Celebration of Science. Our primary goal is to increase public awareness about the benefits and risks associated with ionizing radiation.

Our objectives

The primary objectives of the CCHPS are to:

  • aid in the work of health physics and the dissemination of information between individuals in this field and related fields,
  • improve public understanding of the problems and needs in radiation protection,
  • promote health physics as a profession,
  • promote within the Chapter's jurisdiction the activities of the Health Physics Society.