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The Young Members Group works to encourage and enable all young professional members to be actively involved in the efforts and endeavors of the Society at all levels (Professional Divisions, ANS Governance, Local Sections, etc.) as they transition from the role of a student to the role of a professional. It sponsors non-technical workshops and meetings that provide professional development and networking opportunities for young professionals, collaborates with other Divisions and Groups in developing technical and non-technical content for topical and national meetings, encourages its members to participate in the activities of the Groups and Divisions that are closely related to their professional interests as well as in their local sections, introduces young members to the rules and governance structure of the Society, and nominates young professionals for awards and leadership opportunities available to members.
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Exelon files to deactivate the Byron reactors
Exelon on June 16 filed with grid operator PJM Interconnection to deactivate the two Byron reactors in Illinois. The move came one day after the Illinois Senate adjourned without reaching an agreement on a comprehensive energy package that would have provided nearly $700 million to keep Byron’s reactors, as well as Exelon’s Dresden and Braidwood nuclear power plants, in operation. (In August of 2020, Exelon announced that it would close the economically challenged Byron and Dresden facilities in the fall of 2021 without some form of state aid to provide compensation for their clean power.) The state’s House of Representatives also adjourned earlier this week without taking up the bill.
To fulfill the strategic goal of enhancing nuclear public policy, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) invites its members to apply for a one-year Washington, D.C. -based Congressional Fellowship.
As the ANS Congressional Fellow, you will have an opportunity to work either in a U.S. Senator's or Representative's personal office or in a Senate or a House Committee, and become a direct contributor to the federal policymaking process. Along with providing Congress with expertise in nuclear science and technology, the Fellow will support other issues of importance. In return, the Fellow will gain a better understanding of how the legislative process works. Often the year as a "Beltway insider" results in a new career direction.
As the ANS Congressional Fellow, you will be one of nearly 30 scientists and engineers participating annually through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship Program. More than 2,000 have served as Fellows on Capitol Hill since the inception of the AAAS program in 1973. ANS initiated its program in 2000. The ANS Congressional Fellowship term runs from January through December each year.
ANS encourages members to apply now to experience the inner workings of Congress and contribute to improving understanding about nuclear issues among congressional leaders through this once in a lifetime opportunity.
"I am very grateful to the American Nuclear Society for this immense opportunity. It has been an amazing journey and a life changing experience to be advising Senator Feinstein on nuclear issues, as part of the energy, transportation, and climate change portfolios. The ANS Congressional Fellowship provides great opportunities for a nuclear professional to participate in federal policymaking and experience firsthand the intersections between federal and state policy, theoretical science, and engineered technology. The ability to understand the role policy plays in the nuclear industry is essential for future leaders."
Harsh Desai2014 Congressional FellowServed in the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein in Washington, D.C.
The Fellowship program compensates the Fellow with an $80,000 annual stipend, payable in monthly installments over 12 months, plus up to $5,000 in travel reimbursement for expenses related to attending the AAAS orientation in August/September prior to the official start date, and the two ANS National Meetings in June and November of the Fellowship year. Any expenses above these are the responsibility of the Fellow.
Must fulfill one of the following at minimum before Fellowship start date of January 1:
To apply for the ANS Congressional Fellowship you must submit the following information in a Word, PDF or other compatible format to email@example.com before the stated deadline:
You may also choose to mail your submission. All parts of the application, including letters of recommendation, must be received no later than the deadline stated above.
American Nuclear Society555 North Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526Attn: Congressional Fellow Application
"It was a great and unique opportunity for me. The legislation I was working on (in the office of U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) - the Energy Policy Act of 2005 - was passed into law."
Eric P. Loewen, Ph.D. (left), ANS Past President, 2005 ANS Congressional Fellow with U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel [R-NE]
After an application review, the selection committee invites finalist candidates for virtual and/or in-person interviews either during or before the ANS Annual Meeting in June.
For additional information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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