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November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Attendees at the 2021 Women in Nuclear Global Conference, held virtually October 17–21, had the opportunity to learn from nuclear professionals from around the world, including from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), the group responsible for designing and implementing Canada’s plan for the long-term management of spent nuclear fuel.
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The membership grade of Fellow is awarded to ANS members for outstanding accomplishment in any one of the areas of nuclear science and engineering. Eligibility for the Fellow nomination is as prescribed in ANS Bylaws.
The honor of receiving the highest membership grade of the Society is reserved for senior members of good reputation who shall:
The worthiness of a given candidate for advancement to Fellow is determined by critical review and assessment of submitted credentials and qualifications; hence, nominators should take due care in determining the eligibility of the candidate and preparation of the nomination package.
Nominations for Fellows must be submitted to the Honors and Awards Committee using the nomination form, which will be sent to the primary sponsor once the candidate's eligibility is verified. The Honors and Awards Committee evaluates the nominations and makes recommendations to the ANS Board of Directors.
Candidates for ANS Fellow must have acknowledged scientific, engineering and leadership attainments and must have advanced the science or art of nuclear technology by very significant contributions in one of the following five categories:
To be eligible for consideration, approval and subsequent recognition at the ANS Annual Meeting, complete nominations must be submitted to ANS headquarters by March 1. To be eligible for recognition at the ANS Winter Meeting, complete applications must be received by August 1.
The principal sponsor and a minimum of five of the other sponsors must be ANS members to place a candidate in nomination. One of the six sponsors must be an ANS Fellow. As an option, up to two additional sponsors, who need not be ANS members, may be included in the packet. Sponsors of a given candidate should be broadly dispersed geographically as well as by institution. Only one sponsor is desired from the home institution of the nominee.
Members of the Board of Directors and the Honors and Awards Committee are not eligible for nomination as Fellows during their terms of service, and may not be a sponsor of a Fellow nomination or write a supporting letter for a nominee.
Nominations are made on a standard form available from ANS. A certificate of distinction is presented at the ANS Annual or the Winter Meeting.
Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
Honors and AwardsAmerican Nuclear Society555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535