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Young Members Group
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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Shrinking Y-12 will facilitate cleanup, reduce costs, DOE says
A project to reduce by approximately half the high-security protected area at the Department of Energy’s Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., will avoid millions of dollars in costs and accelerate cleanup, the DOE’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) announced.
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The Local Section Meritorious Award is presented to the ANS local sections that have conducted the most worthwhile events; have shown outstanding membership growth, participation, and administration during the award year. The awards are presented at the Local Section Workshop at the ANS Winter Meeting. The selected sections are required to give a presentation on their category at Local Section Workshop or a LSC webinar.
All official local sections of the Society are eligible for the award.
The award consists of a certificate and monetary award (up to $1,200 distributed amongst the sections).
This award was established in 1971 by the Local Sections Committee to recognize outstanding events by the local sections. In 2019, the ANS Education, Training and Workforce Development Division contributed $31,000 to fully-fund the award.
Local sections submit the nomination worksheet and a 1-2 page summary stating which award categories (see Award Criteria) the section wishes to be considered for. Sections may also submit supporting documentation that highlights the section’s most notable accomplishments from the past year.
These are evaluated by a subcommittee composed of individuals from the Local Sections Committee and ANS Education, Training and Workforce Development Division, which selects the awardees. The national Honors and Awards Committee may consult as appropriate.
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