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ANS Speakers Bureau - Clear Thinking on Nuclear

American families learn about science in many ways. Often, a good way to learn is to ask an expert. The American Nuclear Society helps teachers, students and neighbors learn more about nuclear science and technology by organizing its members to be available to answer questions.

The ANS Speakers Bureau consists of scientists, engineers, administrators, researchers and others who have committed to participate in public education activities. They put themselves on the ANS call list for classroom visits, speaking engagements and media interviews.

By taking questions from journalists, broadcasters, school groups, and civic organizations, Speakers Bureau members share their knowledge and experience working with nuclear materials. They help the public to make informed decisions by conveying facts.

Learning Locally

Speakers Bureau members respond to inquiries fielded by ANS Outreach staff. Requests for information and for presenters come from a variety of organizations including media outlets, civic groups, schools, and other associations. But often ANS Speakers Bureau members' efforts do not stop there. Members also take initiative themselves to reach out to the communities close to where they live and work to answer questions and provide valuable information. To learn more about local ANS activities, contact your local section.

The Society facilitates the Speakers Bureau by collecting requests and connecting organizations to the specialists in our membership who can address the topics of interest.

Topics include:

  • Aerospace Nuclear Science and Technology
  • Biology and Medicine
  • Careers in Nuclear Engineering and Science
  • Construction of Nuclear Plants
  • Food Irradiation
  • Fuel Cycle and Waste Management
  • Future Energy Needs
  • Human Factors
  • Medical Benefits of Nuclear
  • Nuclear Energy and the Environment
  • Nuclear Safety and Security
  • Radiation
  • Storage Options for Nuclear Wastes
  • Transportation Safety and Storage Issues
  • Yucca Mountain Suitability

This service is available free of charge. Once the introduction is made, the host organization and the speaker may clarify additional details apart from the Society.

Requesting a Speaker

To identify an appropriate speaker for your event, contact Outreach and provide the date, time, and place of the event and what specific topic or profession you would like represented. For the privacy of our members, direct contact information for speakers is not available until a speaker is confirmed.

Last modified July 24, 2014, 1:36pm CDT

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