Nomination Deadline

August 1

Presented at the

Winter Conference

Monetary Award



The Mark Mills Award is presented to the student author who submits the best original technical paper contributing to the advancement of science and engineering related to the atomic nucleus.

The award consists of an engraved plaque and a monetary award of $500. The award is presented at the ANS Winter Conference.

The award is for an original piece of work, which should be of publishable quality by a graduate student. The submission for the award should be a paper with an abstract in a form and of suitable length for publication in a reputable engineering or scientific journal. A paper, which has been published or submitted for publication, is eligible if nominated by the faculty advisor of the student with the appropriate forms and data. If the student and his advisor or others jointly author the paper, it may be eligible for the award if the student was primarily responsible for the original contribution and his advisor so certifies with the submission.

To be eligible for the award, the student must have been registered in a graduate degree program in a recognized institution of higher learning for one (1) year prior to the award, and his faculty advisor must make a certification of this fact on the nomination form. Thus, this competition is open to a graduate student completing the work on which his paper is based from a minimum of 4 months prior to the award to a maximum of 16 months prior to the award. A thesis is not acceptable. Multiple nominees by a nominator, nomination of past recipients of the award, and multiple-year nominations of the same paper are prohibited.


This award was established by the Society in 1958 as a memorial award to the late Mark Mills in recognition of his significant contributions to nuclear science and engineering.

Selection Method

The Honors and Awards Committee of the Education and Training and Workforce Development Division (ETWDD) administers this award. That committee establishes the detailed evaluation criteria, solicits the nominations, and determines the recipient. The national Honors and Awards Committee is available for consultation and review of criteria and procedures as appropriate.

Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to

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