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The division's objectives are to promote the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the fundamental physical phenomena characterizing nuclear reactors and other nuclear systems. The division encourages research and disseminates information through meetings and publications. Areas of technical interest include nuclear data, particle interactions and transport, reactor and nuclear systems analysis, methods, design, validation and operating experience and standards. The Wigner Award heads the awards program.
2020 Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo
November 15–19, 2020
Chicago, IL|Chicago Marriott Downtown
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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NEA issues call to action in report on nuclear cost reductions
A new report from the Paris-based OECD Nuclear Energy Agency declares that nuclear power is needed for countries to meet their Paris Agreement decarbonization and energy security policy goals, but that governmental support for a rapid reduction in the cost of new nuclear capacity through the creation of certain policy frameworks is likely necessary.
The Diversity and Inclusion in ANS program was developed to promote and support the participation of underrepresented or marginalized groups within the Society. Such groups include, but are not limited to: women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.
The goals of the program are to:
To help achieve these goals, under the guidance of the Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee, the Society hosts networking events, organizes diversity-related sessions at meetings, provides travel scholarships for meetings, bestows awards, and offers leadership opportunities.
Gender champions in nuclear policy
ANS Executive Director/CEO Craig Piercy has joined Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy (GCNP), making a commitment, along with over 50 other leaders in the GCNP network, to break down gender barriers in the field of nuclear policy. GCNP is uniting leaders of nuclear policy organizations who have committed to work toward gender equality within their spheres of influence. Learn more.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Educational Resources
Check out our curated list of educational resources on various Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) topics to learn more about the many facets of DEI.
Honors and Awards
Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women’s Achievement AwardRecognizes the outstanding personal dedication and technical achievement by a woman for work she has performed in the fields of nuclear science, engineering, research or education. Nominations due August 1. Learn more.
E. Gail de Planque MedalRecognizes exemplary accomplishments by a woman in the fields of nuclear science and engineering. 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. Nominations due August 1. Learn more.
Diversity Position StatementDownload the Diversity in Inclusion in the Nuclear Profession ANS position statement.
Statement on DiversityRead the ANS Statement on Diversity.
Email Dan Goldberg, ANS Director of Membership and Marketing, to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
ANS Statement on Diversity
The American Nuclear Society (ANS) is committed, in principle and in practice, to creating a diverse and welcoming environment for everyone interested in nuclear science and technology. Diversity means creating an environment – both in ANS and in the profession – in which all members are valued equitably for their skills and abilities and respected equally for their unique perspectives and experiences. Diverse backgrounds foster unique contributions and capabilities, and so creation of an inclusive Society ultimately leads to a more creative, effective, and technically respected Society.
ANS believes that everyone deserves opportunities for learning, networking, leadership, training, recognition, volunteering in Society activities, and all the other benefits that involvement in the Society brings, regardless of age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, marital status, military service status, national origin, parental status, physical appearance, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. The selection of a member to serve in ANS's volunteer leadership structure shall be based solely on the member's ability, interest, and commitment to serve. In particular, ANS encourages members at each level of the Society and in each Professional Division and Technical Group to make special efforts to recruit underrepresented minorities and women to ensure that they are adequately represented in the Society.
ANS is committed to encouraging underrepresented persons to enter and flourish in the field of nuclear science and technology. In fulfilling this commitment, the Diversity and Inclusion in ANS awards supplemental funding, including reimbursement of travel, hotel, and meal expenses in attending the ANS Annual Meeting in June or the ANS Winter Meeting in November. Application information will be posted prior to the next meeting.
DIA Committee Roster
Lane Carasik, ChairLisa Marshall, Vice ChairShirly Rodriguez, Vice Chair
2020 (terms expire)Matthew JasicaIan Thomas KolajaLeah Spradley ParksGemma (Ira) StrongEmily VuFan Zhang
2021Oum Keltoum Aziza BouhelalLane CarasikKalin KieslingLeslie KerbyLisa MarshallKathryn MummahRaul RebakShirly RodriguezLaura ScheeleJessica TaylorLeigh Winfrey
2022Jamie CobleMarilyn DelgadoSeth KilbyEmory Colvin
Ex OfficioHarsh Desai, Membership Committee ChairJulie Ezold, NEED Committee ChairAndrew Thomas, ETWDD Chair
Staff LiaisonDaniel Goldberg
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