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Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy
The mission of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division (NNPD) is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology while simultaneously preventing the diversion and misuse of nuclear material and technology through appropriate safeguards and security, and promotion of nuclear nonproliferation policies. To achieve this mission, the objectives of the NNPD are to: Promote policy that discourages the proliferation of nuclear technology and material to inappropriate entities. Provide information to ANS members, the technical community at large, opinion leaders, and decision makers to improve their understanding of nuclear nonproliferation issues. Become a recognized technical resource on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security issues. Serve as the integration and coordination body for nuclear nonproliferation activities for the ANS. Work cooperatively with other ANS divisions to achieve these objective nonproliferation policies.
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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Intent and Report Deadline
June 23, 2021
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The Student Design Competition Award promotes excellence in the design aspects of nuclear engineering education at universities.
Any university is eligible to submit solutions to nuclear engineering design problems, but participants must have a university affiliation and a faculty member as an advisor. Each university must review solutions by its students and select the best from each category (Graduate and Undergraduate) for submission. Four finalist teams will be selected for presentation at the ANS Winter Meeting. Graduate and undergraduate teams will be evaluated in the same competition. A maximum of two Graduate Finalist teams will be selected.
The names of the finalists and their schools are announced prior to the ANS Winter Meeting.
Certificates are presented to each finalist in the undergraduate and graduate categories. Travel assistance (up to $1,000 per school) is provided to students to attend the ANS Winter Meeting for the competition.
The Education, Training, and Workforce Development Division established this competition in 1975 to promote excellence in the design aspect of nuclear engineering education at universities. A key feature of the program is industry participation in the judging of the annual design problem.
This award is administered by the Education, Training, and Workforce Development Division (ETWDD) who establishes the evaluation criteria and determines the recipients.
A call for submission of nuclear engineering-related design problems is issued in February, the intent to participate is due in June, and the actual reports must be submitted by July. The final judging to select the top two design projects in both the Undergraduate and Graduate categories is completed in September. These four project teams are then invited to make presentations at the ANS Winter Meeting for final judging.
The national Honors and Awards Committee is available for consultation and review of criteria and procedures as appropriate.
For more information, please visit the Education, Training, Workforce and Development Division website or the Student Sections website.