The acting site manager of the Oak Ridge unit of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park will present information on the park and ask for input about the project during a meeting on Monday.
Besides being acting site manager of the Oak Ridge park unit, Niki Stephanie Nicholas is also superintendent of both the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and the Obed Wild and Scenic River.
The Monday meeting is open to the public. It’s a general meeting of AAUW (American Association of University Women), and it’s scheduled to start at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 24, in Room 102 at First Presbyterian Church.
A soup and sandwich luncheon, catered by The Soup Kitchen, will be served at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at noon, a press release said. The cost for the lunch is $8. There will be cookies and iced tea and coffee also. Reservations may be made by calling Mary Uziel at (865) 483-1043. Reservations are asked for those also who plan to bring a sack lunch to ensure adequate seating for the program.
Besides Oak Ridge, the unique three-site Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which was established in the past few years, includes Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico. The Manhattan Project was a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic weapons during World War II.
The press release said Nicholas served for seven years as chief of resources management and science at Yosemite National Park before she started her current National Park Service assignment.
Prior to that, she was senior manager for environmental impact reduction technologies with the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Nicholas has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Northwestern University, a master’s degree in ecology from the University of Tennessee, and a doctorate in forestry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the press release said.
Those attending Monday’s meeting are asked to bring personal care items such as soap, toothbrushes, and toothpaste, along with cleaning supplies to be donated to ADFAC (Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties). These items cannot be purchased with food stamps.
AAUW is an organization that seeks equity for women and girls and positive societal change, the press release said.
Membership applications are available at meetings. More information may be found at http://oakridge-tn.aauw.net.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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