Public Education
Professional Training

Public Education

Every year, the CCHPS members participate in various public outreach activities, including: Hanford Schools Science Fair, Columbia Basin Engineering Science Fair, STEMCon, and Celebration of Science to increase public awareness about the benefits and risks associated with ionizing radiation. 

HPS Science Teacher Workshop
Workshop Announcement

Date: July 23, 2023

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern

Where: Gaylord National Harbor, MD

Delivery Method: Virtual & In-Person

Registration Deadline: 10 June 2023

The Science Support Committee (SSC) of the Health Physics Society offers a workshop specifically for middle and high school teachers wanting to learn – and share – information about ionizing radiation and radiation protection with their students.  The workshop covers the following topics:

The Workshop is a four-hour overview of the entire course which includes provided PowerPoint slides, lesson plans,  and radiation detector kit.  There is no registration fee for the workshop.  If you would like more information, please request here.


The Columbia Chapter of the Health Physics Society offers a 13-week course for individuals preparing for the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) Part II certification exam (also useful to those taking Part I) and for those who want a refresher course in health physics.


The Chapter offers its members educational and training opportunities through conferences, workshops, and technical meetings.


The Columbia Chapter of the Health Physics Society offers scholarships to students in a health physics-related educational path at an accredited institution. 

Early-Career Professionals

The HPS recently introduced a new virtual matching platform, Mentorloop. This new program aims to help bridge the gap between Health Physicists early in their career and those experienced in the field.

Through the platform, HPS members can enter their areas of expertise and interest, browse and connect with other participants, chat, schedule and attend a virtual meetings, and interact with HPS (via the Program Coordinator chat).