A Kansas Eagle Scout traveled across the globe this month to represent his country on the international stage.
John Lubianetsky, an Eagle Scout and student at the Barstow School, was one of three students selected to attend the 2020 International Conference on Nuclear Security this February in Vienna, Austria. Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the organization invited students and young professionals to submit original and innovative essays on challenges in nuclear security. The contest attracted over 320 submissions from 70 countries.
John joined students from Jordan and the Ukraine to present their essays to global leaders. John's essay entitled “The Application, Development, and Possibilities of Nuclear Forensics in International Cooperation on Nuclear Security," detailed efforts on how to sustain and strengthen global nuclear security.
John's interest in nuclear science and technology lies specifically on nuclear forensics and he saw this essay competition as way to learn even more about the subject through his research. "I was very honored to be given this opportunity that allowed me to learn about the current state of the world’s nuclear safety as well as to meet with like-minded individuals from all over the world."
Congratulations John for representing not only your country, but Scouting as well!