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:
Fundamentals of Radiation
Exposure to Radiation in Modern Life
Hands-on Experiments with Provided Detector Kit
Cellular Biology and Radiation Effects
Radioactive Waste Management
Health Physics as a Career
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 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).