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Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
2021 Student Conference
April 8–10, 2021
North Carolina State University|Raleigh Marriott City Center
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DOE moves to strengthen domestic supply chain of critical minerals
The Department of Energy has issued new guidance for applicants to its Loan Programs Office (LPO), stating a preference for projects related to critical minerals.
The guidance, a notice for which was published in the December 1 Federal Register, aims to boost the domestic supply chain of critical minerals in support of two of President Trump’s executive orders: the September 2020 order regarding the nation’s reliance on foreign sources for critical minerals, and the December 2017 order regarding the implementation of a federal strategy to ensure a domestic supply of those minerals.
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 list above. 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 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 or from this website by clicking on the link above. 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 email@example.com.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
Honors and AwardsAmerican Nuclear Society555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535