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The Young Members Group works to encourage and enable all young professional members to be actively involved in the efforts and endeavors of the Society at all levels (Professional Divisions, ANS Governance, Local Sections, etc.) as they transition from the role of a student to the role of a professional. It sponsors non-technical workshops and meetings that provide professional development and networking opportunities for young professionals, collaborates with other Divisions and Groups in developing technical and non-technical content for topical and national meetings, encourages its members to participate in the activities of the Groups and Divisions that are closely related to their professional interests as well as in their local sections, introduces young members to the rules and governance structure of the Society, and nominates young professionals for awards and leadership opportunities available to members.
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November 16–19, 2020
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NASA and DOE sign MOU on interplanetary nuclear propulsion
A “visionary view” of a nuclear thermal propulsion–enabled spacecraft mission. Image: NASA
Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on October 20 signed a memorandum of understanding to continue decades of partnership between the Department of Energy and NASA and to support the goals of NASA’s Artemis program. These include landing the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024 and establishing sustainable lunar exploration—using nuclear propulsion systems—by the end of the decade to prepare for the first human mission to Mars.
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The Reactor Physics Division Early Career Reactor Physicist Award recognizes early career members of the RPD who have made significant contributions in the field of reactor physics.
This award consists of a plaque and a letter signed by the chair of RPD recognizing the candidate’s achievement of distinction. The Reactor Physics Division will cover the meeting registration for either the ANS Annual Meeting or a Reactor Physics Topical Meeting (such as PHYSOR) at which he/she receives the award.
This award was established by the Reactor Physics Division (RPD) in 2013.
The recipient will be selected by RPD Honors and Awards Committee. The committee will review, judge, rank the nominations, and pick the winner. In the event a nominee does not win the award, the nomination may be resubmitted one more time before the nominee’s 39th birthday.
One award may be given per year, conditional upon receipt, approval, and selection of a successful nomination package. One person receives the award and may receive the award only once.
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