2022/2023 Nuclear Science and Technology Education Competition for Students and Secondary Teachers

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the organization within the United Nations family for cooperation in the nuclear field. The IAEA supports countries to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nuclear Science and Technology (NST) plays a significant role in the achievement of many of the UN SDGs, especially in health and the environment, and contributes directly to 9 of the 17 UN SDGs.

This competition is open to students and secondary teachers from countries in the Asia and the Pacific Region.

This competition aims to promote creative thinking for:

1.) Secondary-level students on how they see the role of NST in contributing to the UN SDGs towards tackling the global plastic pollution problem in line with the IAEA’s NUTEC Plastics initiative.

2.) Post-secondary students on how forging new partnerships and tapping into diverse funding sources can ensure maximum reach, impact and sustainability of IAEA initiatives.

3.) Secondary-level teachers on how they creatively introduce NST to non-science students.


Timeline and Selection Process

  • 21 October: Deadline to submit submissions (at 11:59 p.m. [CET])
  • 5 December: The IAEA notifies finalists
  • 24 January – 10 February 2023: Finalist submissions are showcased at the 2023 Virtual NST Education Exhibition. A live Q&A with finalists will take place during which the winners will be selected.
  • Fall 2023: Winners are invited to the 2023 NST Education Study Tour


Please see the attached pdf and go through the following link for more details



For any enquiries, please contact insta.contact-point@iaea.org and uththara@aeb.gov.lk