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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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A call to action
John C. Wagner
Like many of you, I have dedicated my career to the advancement of nuclear energy. We chose this path because clean energy changes lives. If we want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, end energy poverty, develop a U.S. power grid that is secure and resilient, and ensure national security, nuclear must be a significant part of the mix.
But let us acknowledge the reality of our situation. Nuclear power plants continue to close. New reactor projects are too often delayed by cost overruns and red tape. Not having solved the politics for a permanent repository, spent fuel sits at shut-down reactor sites.
We find ourselves perpetually running the hamster wheel, building paper reactors, and grinding our teeth as critics cloud public discourse by regurgitating old fears and clinging to the tired tropes of a bygone era.
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The Darlene Schmidt Science News Award seeks out journalists and science writers who demonstrate keen effort to report on the work of professionals in nuclear science and technology fields. Nominees should have published a single long-form article (more than 700 words), multiple short articles, or a video of no more than five minutes, pertaining to any of the fields represented by ANS technical divisions and working groups. This bi-annual award acknowledges an accurate, innovative, and well-researched science-related media story, or portfolio of stories, readily accessible to the general public. It seeks to draw the public’s attention to quality media coverage related to science, technology, engineering, and math, including, but not exclusive to, nuclear applications.
The awardee(s) will be invited to the ANS Annual Meeting. Transportation and lodging will be provided up to $1,500 for coach/economy airfare or ground transportation and parking*, up to two nights’ hotel, and transportation to/from airports. Registration for the ANS Annual Meeting will be provided at no charge. Ground transportation will be provided as mileage reimbursement based on the federal government rate at the time of travel and will require documentation of mileage from the recipient’s home to the conference hotel. Receipts must be provided to ANS for expense reimbursement.
This award was established in 2017 by the Communications Committee and is named after former ANS staff member Darlene Schmidt, the first ANS staff member dedicated to outreach efforts on behalf of the Society, at the request of Roger W. Tilbrook (ANS member, and former interim executive director) who contributed $25,000 in her memory.
Nominations are made using an online form. Individuals or organizations may nominate an article or video, or group of articles or videos, for consideration. Judges represent a balanced selection of ANS members who have experience as educators, media producers and science professionals, who bring knowledge about the media and scientific quality of written explanations. Judges will offer commentary about the winning entry, which will be released when the winner of the award is formally announced.
Judges represent a balanced selection of ANS members who have experience as educators, media producers and science professionals, who bring knowledge about the media and scientific quality of written explanations. Judges will offer commentary about the winning entry, which will be released when the winner of the award is formally announced at the ANS Winter Meeting.
Submissions will be rated on a scale of 1 to 5 in each of the five categories below. Awards will be provided to the top-rated portfolio. In the case of a tie, the selection committee will conduct a run-off review. The judging criteria favors high-quality writing that is reliably sourced and researched, with a strong narrative and good use of scientific evidence to support talking points.
For questions or manual nomination submissions, email email@example.com.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
Honors and AwardsAmerican Nuclear Society555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535
* Ground transportation will be provided as mileage reimbursement based on the federal government rate at the time of travel and will require documentation of mileage from the recipient’s home to the conference hotel. Receipts must be provided to ANS for expense reimbursement.