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This award has been established in honor of the late E. Gail de Planque, former NRC commissioner and ANS president who achieved many firsts for women in nuclear science. Dr. de Planque was actively involved in a variety of organizations for the peaceful advancement of nuclear energy and was the recipient of several national awards in honor of her visionary leadership in nuclear science, including ANS Fellow, the Outstanding Woman Scientist of the Year award from the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the Association for Women in Science in 1991 and the ANS Henry DeWolf Smyth Award for Nuclear Statesmanship in 2003. Dr. de Planque was Director of the United States Department of Energy's Environmental Measurements Laboratory and later served as a commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Her strong scientific background was key in influencing and understanding public policy on nuclear and environmental issues.
The award recognizes exemplary accomplishments by a woman in the fields of nuclear science and engineering. The nominee does not need to be an ANS member but should be affiliated with the nuclear community in some manner. The award is administered by the Honors & Awards Committee and the Professional Women in ANS Committee.
This award is intended to recognize outstanding lifetime or singular achievements by women that have resulted in tangible benefits to the field of nuclear science and engineering. The award is to be given to a woman whose work in the field of engineering, education, research or public policy meets one or more of the following criteria:
Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated May 21, 2015, 8:28am CDT.
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