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Exelon files to deactivate the Byron reactors
Exelon on June 16 filed with grid operator PJM Interconnection to deactivate the two Byron reactors in Illinois. The move came one day after the Illinois Senate adjourned without reaching an agreement on a comprehensive energy package that would have provided nearly $700 million to keep Byron’s reactors, as well as Exelon’s Dresden and Braidwood nuclear power plants, in operation. (In August of 2020, Exelon announced that it would close the economically challenged Byron and Dresden facilities in the fall of 2021 without some form of state aid to provide compensation for their clean power.) The state’s House of Representatives also adjourned earlier this week without taking up the bill.
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MCD Topical Meeting Banquet
The Gerald C. Pomraning Memorial Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward the advancement of the fields of mathematics and computation in support of advancing the understanding of these topics of interest to the ANS membership.
When possible, one such award will be made every other year, coinciding with the year the Mathematics and Computation Division (MCD) Topical Meeting is held, following procedures established by the MCD.
Nominees need not be ANS members, and any ANS member can nominate a worthy candidate.
The award consists of an engraved plaque and monetary award of $1,000 which is presented at the MCD Topical Meeting, held in the spring of odd-numbered years, in addition to complementary registration at the MCD meeting.
The award was established by the Mathematics and Computation Division in 2002 as a Division-Administered award. It is named after Dr. Gerald C. Pomraning, who contributed greatly to the advancement of the fields of mathematics and computation in support of advancing the understanding of topics of interest to the ANS membership. This award is made possible by a $15,000 contribution from SAIC, a company that Dr. Pomraning co-founded.
Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:
The principal sponsor has the responsibility of (a) securing the required letters of recommendations from the other two co-sponsors, (b) assembling the nomination package, and (c) submitting it to ANS along with his or her own recommendation of the nominee by the deadline indicated in the call for nominations announcement.
Evidence of the candidate’s contribution shall be submitted in the form of written recommendations from the sponsors and others as appropriate. Written recommendations should specify the candidate’s outstanding accomplishments and contributions that have benefited the fields of mathematics and/or computation in support of advancing the understanding of topics of interest to the ANS, to the degree meriting consideration for the Gerald C. Pomraning Memorial Award.
The selection of the Gerald C. Pomraning Memorial Award recipient is determined by critical review and assessment of submitted credentials and qualifications; hence, due care should be exercised in preparation of the nomination package. In the process of review and selection, emphasis is placed on excellence of achievement in the fields of mathematics and/or computation in support of advancing understanding of topics of interest to the ANS membership as evidenced by (a) outstanding original research, documented in refereed scientific journals or major publications and by (b) outstanding technical leadership.
Consideration for the Gerald C. Pomraning Memorial Award requires a willingness and formal acceptance on the part of the candidate to attend the MCD Topical Meeting at which the award will be presented at, unless unusual circumstances prevent attendance. Members of the MCD Executive Committee and Honors and Awards Committee are excluded as nominators of, as well as candidates for the award during their respective terms of office.
More information can be found on the Mathematics and Computation Division website.
Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
Honors and AwardsAmerican Nuclear Society555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535