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June 14–16, 2021
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GA’s Christina Back: U.S. “absolutely needs to be in cislunar space”
The U.S. Department of Defense is aiming to demonstrate a novel nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) system above low Earth orbit by 2025. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced on April 12 that following a competitive solicitation process, it has awarded a contract to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) for the design of the nuclear reactor that will power the Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO). Blue Origin and Lockheed Martin will work on a parallel track to design a spacecraft tailor-made to demonstrate the NTP system.
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Presented at the
Winter Meeting (odd years)ANS CONTE (even years)
The Robert L. Long Training Excellence Award recognizes an individual or group who has demonstrated sustained excellence in nuclear training. The award is given to an individual, or group of individuals that work as a team, who currently work in the field of nuclear training and education, and is intended to recognize outstanding, innovative, unique and cost-effective contributions to the field.
The award consists of an engraved plaque for the recipient and a framed certificate for the recipient’s organization. The award(s) will be presented at the ANS Winter Meeting on even years. On the odd years, the award will be recognized at the ANS Winter Meeting but formally presented at the ANS Conference on Nuclear Training and Education (CONTE).
Current practitioners in International and U.S. Commercial, government/contractor, university and union nuclear training and education fields are eligible for nomination.
Nominations must be made by ANS members. Self-nomination is prohibited. Nominees need not be members of the Society but shall be individuals who are or have been active in nuclear training.
This award was established by the Education, Training and Workforce Development Division in 1993 as the Training Excellence Award and renamed the Robert L. Long Training Excellence Award in 2010 to memorialize Dr. Long’s legacy. Dr. Long was an ANS past president, internationally recognized nuclear scientist, utility executive and highly respected member of the global nuclear energy community. Dr. Long was regarded as an expert in nuclear training and education and a proponent of the link between training/education and the safe operation of nuclear facilities.
Nominations of worthy candidates for the award are solicited by ANS and the Education, Training and Workforce Development Division (ETWDD). The selection of the recipient is made by the ETWDD Honors and Awards Committee who forwards the selection to the ETWDD Executive Committee for approval. The ANS Honors and Awards Committee are available for consultation and review as appropriate.
Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:
Nomination packages must be of sufficient detail to fully inform the selection committee of the nominee’s qualification for the award. Nominations can be resubmitted up to two times after the initial submittal. Nominations are only resubmitted if the nominator sends an addendum updating the original nomination or sends a letter requesting that their candidate be reentered on the next ballot.
The award need not be given in periods when qualified candidates are not submitted. Multiple awards are allowed in a year when more than one exceptional candidate is submitted.
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