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The American Nuclear Society is an international, not-for-profit scientific and educational organization consisting of approximately 11,000 engineers, scientists, educators, students, and others with nuclear-related interests. These individuals represent more than 1,600 corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies - approximately 900 members live overseas in 40 countries.

The Society's main objective is to promote the advancement of engineering and science relating to the atomic nucleus. Other purposes are to integrate the many nuclear science and technology disciplines, encourage research, establish scholarships, disseminate information through publications and journals, inform the public about nuclear-related activities, hold meetings devoted to scientific and technical papers, and cooperate with government agencies, educational institutions, and other organizations having similar purposes.

All nuclear science and technology fields benefit from ANS' activities and programs. Individual ANS members can take advantage of numerous opportunities to achieve personal career objectives and professional growth; they can also influence the Society's activities and attitudes, and ultimately, public opinion.

As a member, you can directly influence the future of nuclear through ANS standards development, public information efforts, paper presentations, meeting organization and attendance, and committee and steering group participation. ANS membership provides opportunities for professional expression and recognition and gives you the chance to mix with all levels of the nuclear community through the ANS national organization, 51 U.S. and nine non-U.S. local sections, and 24 plant branches and 43 student sections.

ANS members are issued a convenient ANS ID card that includes their membership ID#.

Membership benefits include:

  • Nuclear News magazine, providing you every month with the latest worldwide developments in the nuclear field, plus exclusive interviews with the movers and shakers shaping the profession. The renowned Nuclear News Buyer's Guide is also published and distributed to members yearly.
  • ANS News, reporting bi-monthly on the activities of the Society, including public outreach, position statements and honors and awards, plus providing news about members.
  • Nuclear Headlines, links to nuclear-related news coverage updated every 15 minutes from 25,000 global sources.
  • Access to the Career Center in the Members section of the ANS Web site, where open positions are posted and you can store your résumés.
  • Access to the online Members section with its content exclusive to members, including the ANS member directory.
  • Membership in at least two ANS divisions, providing you with information and networking opportunities in your areas of specialty.
  • Representation with regulators and legislators on behalf of the nuclear community.
  • Substantial savings over the non-member registration fee at ANS meetings (the difference could pay for your membership).
  • Discounts on the Society's Standards, three technical journals (Nuclear Science and Engineering, Nuclear Technology, and Fusion Science and Technology), Radwaste Solutions magazine, books, and other publications.
  • Various honors and awards and scholarships.

Last updated September 27, 2013, 5:47pm CDT.

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