Surry Power Station
Surry nuclear power plants are located about one and a half hours from downtown Richmond. We are working closely with Dominion Energy to proved plant tours for students. The total number of available spaces will be limited to 20 participants.
Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute
In this tour, students will have the opportunity to visit Hampton University’s Proton Therapy Institute. The capacity will be limited to 50 participants.
Student’s will get the opportunity to tour the Framatome’s Mock-up Facilities in Lynchburg, Va. In addition to touring facilities, they will be given the opportunity to connect with professionals and other student interns. This tour will be limited to 20 participants.
Newport News Shipbuilding
Newport News Shipbuilding is one of the most historically prolific shipyards, building both naval and commercial ships. Located in Newport News, VA, approximately one and a half hours from Richmond, their facilities span more than 550 acres in one of the great harbor areas of the East Coast. Moreover, Newport News Shipbuilding is the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one of two providers of U.S. Navy submarines. With approximately $4 billion in revenues and more than 20,000 employees, NNS is the largest industrial employer in Virginia and the largest shipbuilding company in the United States. The students will have the opportunity to tour facilities in a bus tour provided by the company. Afterwards engineers will share their experience with augmented reality. This tour will be limited to 40 participants.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Hardywood Brewery is one of Richmond’s favorite spots. It was founded in Richmond and has been soulfully brewing beer since 2011. Today, Hardywood operates a brewery and taproom in Richmond, will be opening a brewery and taproom in Charlottesville soon, and has plans for a $28M brewing facility and beer campus in Goochland, Virginia slated for 2018. One of the more unique characteristics of this expanding brewing company is its commitment to minimizing their environmental impact through striving to source all of their power through renewable energy. Note this is a 21+ event and the capacity of this tour will be 50.
Naval Station Norfolk Sub Tour
A small group tour will be available for students interested in seeing the inside of a nuclear sub. Forty participants will have an opportunity to travel to Norfolk, Va and visit a US Navy base.