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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 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.
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.
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