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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.
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The Mary Jane Oestmann Professional Women’s Achievement Award recognizes the outstanding personal dedication and technical achievement by a woman for work she has performed in the fields of nuclear science, engineering, research or education. This award is made to recognize outstanding achievements by women who might not have the tenure or visibility to be considered for other awards of the Society.
The award is to be given to a woman whose work in the field of nuclear science, engineering, education or research meets the following criteria:
Nominees may be from any nation, but they must not be deceased at the time the awardee is selected and need not be ANS members, but should be affiliated with the nuclear community in some manner.
The award consists of an engraved plaque, $1,000 monetary award, and compensation for travel expenses incurred in attending the award presentation at the ANS Winter Meeting.
The Standing Committee on the Role of Women in ANS established the Women’s Achievement Award in 1988. It was approved by the Honors and Awards Committee and the Board of Directors in June 1990. This action was taken to fulfill a need to provide role models to students and younger members of the Society, as well as to stimulate greater interest and participation among female members.
Dr. Mary Jane Oestmann, an ANS Fellow, pledged $25,000 in 2001 and her name was added to the title of the award.
Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:
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