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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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The reality of radiation
Rep. Brandon Williams
Rep. Byron Donalds
For many Americans, the word “radiation” is often associated with fear of the unknown, yet the medical and scientific reality is that radiation is ever present in nature and is beneficial to human life. The truth behind radiation historically has been distorted and stigmatized—even the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recognizes that “radiation is naturally present in our environment, as it has been since before the birth of this planet.”
To embrace a responsible, low-carbon energy future, the American public should be aware of the beneficial applications of radiation instead of fearing it due to unsubstantiated hysteria generated by opponents of responsible nuclear energy.
A Message from the Honors and Awards Chair
Nominations for the 2024 Annual Conference awards are now being accepted. Anyone can submit a nomination however, nominations from Division Executive Committees are especially solicited since ANS division leaders are often in an ideal position to evaluate the contributions of potential nominees. Self-nomination is not permitted.
We urge you to submit a nomination if you know a deserving professional who is eligible and qualified in one of the fields served by the Society. Your nomination of highly qualified individuals is the key step in recognizing their contributions and ensuring that the ANS Honors and Awards program is aware of their achievements.
We look forward to receiving your nominations for highly qualified colleagues. Please click on the links below to learn more about each award, download nomination forms, and review past recipients. If you have any questions about a specific award, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
H.M. Hashemian, PhDChair. Honors and Awards Committee
DEADLINE MARCH 1 - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The following awards are open for nomination:
Selection ProcessCompleteness of information is essential for consideration. Recipients will be selected by the Honors and Awards Committee comprised of representatives from the Society’s divisions. Because of the large number of nominations typically submitted, late nominations are not accepted. Please keep in mind that many of our awards are open to non-ANS members, and nominating colleagues who are not members is a unique way to cultivate new ANS relationships. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Presentation of AwardsThe selected recipients will be honored at the ANS Annual Conference Opening Plenary on Monday, June 10, 2024. Honorees will be notified of their selection before May 2024.
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