The Nuclear Weapons Testing Program
When: October 21, 2023, 1:00 PM PDT
Where: Live on Zoom
Bio: Grace Islas is a 3rd year undergraduate student, majoring in chemistry, at the University of California, Merced. This past summer, she worked as an undergraduate intern for the new partnership between the NNSA, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the Atomic Museum.
Synopsis: Islas will discuss the history of the US Nuclear Weapons Testing Program. She will explain how the discovery of negative health effects caused by low-level radiation and subsequent studies may have influenced sitting U.S. presidents in passing policies.