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The mission of the Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences (DES) Division is to promote the development and use of those skills and technologies associated with the use of nuclear energy and the optimal management and stewardship of the environment, sustainable development, decommissioning, remediation, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear-related installations, and sites. The target audience for this effort is the membership of the Division, the Society, and the public at large.
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August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Corey Hinderstein nominated for NNSA nonproliferation post
President Biden has nominated Corey Hinderstein, ANS member since 2016, for deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
Hinderstein is vice president of international fuel cycle strategies at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, based in Washington, D.C. Her focus is on international nuclear fuel cycle and nonproliferation policy, global nuclear security, and arms control and nonproliferation monitoring and verification.
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March 1 &August 1
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Annual Meeting &Winter Meeting
The Distinguished Public Service Award recognizes a public servant who has demonstrated leadership in energy policy formulation and public enlightenment and has made significant contributions to the betterment of humanity in the national or international sphere of public service. The recipient will be expected to present a brief acceptance address that could be published by the national news media.
The award consists of an engraved plaque which may be presented by the ANS President at the President’s Special Session during either ANS Annual or Winter Meeting. There is no predetermined frequency or time for presentation of the award.
Nominees need not be ANS members. The ideal nominee could be an individual in an elective or appointive position of government, an international agency, or other related public chartered organization.
The criteria for this award are quite broad and general and cannot be applied as a rigid standard to any one individual. The award is a suggestive award and each nomination is considered on the basis of the individual’s merits and contributions.
Recommendations for consideration for the award may be sent to the ANS Executive Director at any time. Recommendations made to the Executive Director are presented to the Honors and Awards Committee, where they are evaluated. The nominee must receive a majority of the total committee’s positive votes, with no more than twenty percent (20%) of the Honors and Awards Committee voting in the negative to be recommended for the award. A positive recommendation by the Honors and Awards Committee is then forwarded to the ANS Executive Committee for approval.
Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:
Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to email@example.com.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
Honors and AwardsAmerican Nuclear Society555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535
The Distinguished Public Service Award recognizes a public servant who has demonstrated leadership in energy policy formulation and public enlightenment, and has made significant contributions to the betterment of humanity in the national or international sphere of public service. The recipient will be expected to present a brief acceptance address that could be published by the national news media.