What did I learn? Almost nothing. Just sitting in class listening to some woman talking about different classifications and what to do in case of trouble.
I was expecting them to give me a hazmat suit like the one they gave Gordon Freeman in Half-Life, and then send me through this obstacle course while having to jump from pipes to avoid stepping in a pool of nuclear waste. But none of that happened [sad]
Instead, they told me that in case of a nuclear emergency, I'm supposed to call the goverment agency for nuclear regulations instead of the paramedics.
So there you go: Did you know that if you break a bottle of Ebola bacteria, you should call 911, but if you break a bottle of plutonium, you shouldn't? Moreover, did you know that if you're doing research in computerized proving systems, you are required to have training in handling biosafety situations?