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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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The power to save the world … from asteroids
A research collaboration between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) has investigated how the neutron energy generated by the detonation of a nuclear device could affect the path and speed of an asteroid on a collision course with Earth by melting and vaporizing a portion of the asteroid. The research, which compared the deflection caused by two different neutron energies—14.1 MeV and 1 MeV, representing fusion and fission neutrons, respectively—is described in an article published by LLNL on April 8.
Nuclear careers are some of the highest-paid and most-rewarding careers that an individual can pursue. The American Nuclear Society is committed to serving both ANS members and employers in obtaining the best candidates for the right jobs and supporting the larger nuclear industry. Additionally, the ANS supports the Professional Engineering (PE) Licensure for Nuclear Engineers exam and process and offers resources to help prepare for the exam.
The ANS Career Center is the premier online forum linking utilities, vendors, government agencies, and academic institutions with our qualified talent pool of nuclear science and technology professionals.
Duriem Calderin, PE, CHPThe professional examination in nuclear engineering sets the requirements and standards to understanding the roles of the engineering profession in society. Applying engineering principles to solve problems, but above all, to protect the workers, the public, and the environment. That’s a challenge! Obtaining the PE license is the goal for each engineer across the industry. Nuclear is no exception. Go forth and conquer; good luck!"
Elizabeth Mattson, PE"I obtained my PE license as it was a simple way to professionally differentiate myself. It helped that my company emphasizes the importance of obtaining a PE license and provides ample resources to do so as well. Finally, having my license also encourages me to continuously develop myself through PDH requirements."
Rebecca Steinman, PhD, PE"I initially took the PE exam to prove that I could pass what was considered a difficult exam. Today, I take pride in having "PE" after my name, especially because as a nuclear engineer, I do not have to be licensed for many aspects of my job, but I choose to remain licensed as a sign of my commitment to the protection of the health and safety of the public."
Joshua Vajda, DEng, PE, CHP"Licensure is the mark of a professional. It's a standard recognized by employers and their clients, by governments and by the public as an assurance of dedication, skill, and quality. Employers are impressed with engineers who have their PE license. Licensure not only enhances your stature, it shows commitment to the profession and demonstrates heightened leadership and management skills."
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