Hanford Manager Joins Students for STEM Exercises at Nez Perce Reservation

LAPWAI, IdahoEM Hanford Site Manager Brian Vance, far left, back row, recently visited students at the Preparing for Academic Excellence (PACE) Camp on the Nez Perce Tribe’s reservation following his briefing on Hanford Site cleanup progress to the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee. Vance talked with the students about his experience as a former U.S. Navy submarine officer working in nuclear related projects. He emphasized DOE’s commitment to prepare students as future leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), pointing to Hanford’s Volpentest Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response (HAMMER) Federal Training Center as a resource for real world training and knowledge sharing. Next to Vance is Solo Greene, Nez Perce Tribe education coordinator and head of the PACE Camp.

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