The American Nuclear Society is a professional organization of engineers and scientists devoted to peaceful and beneficial applications of nuclear science and technology. Its more than 11,000 members come from diverse technical backgrounds covering the full range of engineering disciplines as well as the physical and biological sciences within the nuclear field. They are advancing the application of nuclear technologies to improve the lives of the world community through national and international enterprise within government, academia, research laboratories and private industry. These individuals represent a broad spectrum of organizations, from utilities and manufacturers to educational institutions, national laboratories and government agencies - approximately 900 members reside overseas in 60 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. ANS serves as an advocate for individuals and organizations having a stake in nuclear science and technology. Our Washington, D.C. office acts as a technical resource to senior policy and decision makers. ANS produces position papers on the nuclear science and technology issues of our times, publishing these in print and on our website. 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 and numerous U.S. and international local sections and student sections.
With a large assemblage of experts within its membership, ANS leads in the development and dissemination of the latest developments in nuclear science and technology that promote its safe, efficient and effective application.
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It is the goal of ANS to increase awareness of the safe, effective and efficient applications and contributions of nuclear science and technology and to establish itself as a credible and trustworthy source of information on nuclear science and technology.
ANS has created numerous materials to assist members in making a difference by helping to share the nuclear story with the world.
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