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Members are devoted to applying nuclear science and engineering technologies involving isotopes, radiation applications, and associated equipment in scientific research, development, and industrial processes. Their interests lie primarily in education, industrial uses, biology, medicine, and health physics. Division committees include Analytical Applications of Isotopes and Radiation, Biology and Medicine, Radiation Applications, Radiation Sources and Detection, and Thermal Power Sources.
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Helping to save the plant safety puzzle: An overview of PRA
Probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) have advanced the safe operation of the U.S. reactor fleet over many decades. Risk insights from PRAs have provided information from many different perspectives, from what is most important to maintain at a facility to a better understanding of how to address new information regarding safety issues. The methods and tools that have supported the creation and enhancement of PRA models were established through multiple decades of research, starting with WASH-1400, The Reactor Safety Study,1 published in 1975, through the comprehensive plant-specific models in use today.
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The Landis Public Communication and Education Award recognizes an individual for outstanding efforts, dedication and accomplishment in furthering public education and understanding of the peaceful applications of nuclear technology.
This may include outstanding communication in public venues as well as exceptional work done to inform teachers, K-12 students, and other audiences in public education settings about nuclear science and technology applications and nuclear careers. This award is given to an individual who, over the course of the year, has made a significant impact in public education and communication.
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.
Nominees may be from any nation, but they must not be deceased at the time the awardee is selected. Also, nominees need not be ANS members and can include teachers, workshop leaders, and organizers and facilitators of other youth-oriented programs.
The Public Education Program (PEP) Service Award* was established in 1983. In 2004, the award was renamed the Landis Public Communication and Education Award in response to a $20,000 contribution from John W. Landis, one of the founders of the American Nuclear Society, the 17th president of the Society and ANS Fellow. An additional $25,000 was contributed by the Landis Trust posthumously in 2013.
This award provides both an incentive and a reward for persons devoting their time and energy to improving the education of the public on nuclear matters. The ANS Outreach Program has served the public interest for more than 30 years. In the words of Mr. Landis, “Outreach is one of the Society’s major accomplishments, rooted in the vision, generosity, and unselfish service of thousands of members.”
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.
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Honors and AwardsAmerican Nuclear Society555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535