Young engineers’ nuclear art project for charity
24 November 2022
Two U-Battery graduate engineers have helped produce a series of nuclear related artwork for sale – the profits of which will go towards sustainable causes.
Jugraj, 24, and James, 23, are members of the non-profit organisation Atomic Aesthetics.
This was set up as part of the Energus nuclear graduate scheme, which empowers them to undertake extracurricular activity separate from the core work they perform on the U-Battery.
The graduates have to establish and run a small business as part of this, finding creative ways to showcase nuclear.
And they produced skilfully designed artistic posters which explain nuclear concepts in simple terms.
Their team’s goal is to change any negative or confused perceptions of the civil nuclear industry, using art as a means to inform and educate people on its benefits.
The funds from any posters sold will also go towards a good cause.
Jugraj explained: “All the profits from the business over the next year will be put to offsetting the carbon emissions of the business using Carbon Neutral Britain.
“The rest of the profits will be invested into towards a children’s charity to help support the next generation.”
Atomic Aesthetics hopes to sell the posters to young people interested in science or to nuclear professionals themselves.
If you’d like to support the graduates’ green efforts please visit https://www.atomicaesthetics.co.uk/shop
U-Battery is an advanced/small modular reactor, capable of providing a low-carbon, cost-effective, locally embedded and reliable source of power and heat for energy intensive industry and remote locations. It is being developed by Urenco in collaboration with a number of supporting organisations and has received funding from the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's Energy Innovation Portfolio.