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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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What’s happening in big fusion? A global update
One year ago today, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory achieved a record shot at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) that set the world talking about the potential of fusion energy. And the buzz hasn’t stopped. Fusion energy is getting its most significant attention yet on the world stage at COP28 in Dubai, UAE, where John Kerry, U.S. special presidential envoy for climate, delivered a keynote address today titled “An inclusive fusion energy future,” followed by a panel discussion.
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The Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award recognizes an individual, group, or organization for outstanding efforts in social responsibility promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion or inclusive community-building in the nuclear community. The award may be presented for a singular outstanding effort or a sustained effort over a long period of time.
The award consists of an engraved plaque and a $1,000 monetary award* presented annually at the ANS Winter Meeting.
*In lieu of a cash award, recipients can opt for travel reimbursement up to the award amount.
This award was established in 2020 by the Diversity and Inclusion in ANS (DIA) Committee and the Honors and Awards Committee. This award highlights and recognizes the important work done at many levels to both build an inclusive and equitable environment inside and outside the nuclear community.
The award is given to an individual, group, or organization who has made a significant and impactful contribution to building an inclusive and equitable nuclear community. This can be exemplified by either one significant initiative or a sustained effort over time and potentially many initiatives.
Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:
The selection committee consists of six (6) members – three (3) from the Honors and Awards Committee and three (3) from the Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee, appointed by the respective chairs. It is awarded once per year if an eligible candidate is nominated and selected.