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Education, Training & Workforce Development
The Education, Training & Workforce Development Division provides communication among the academic, industrial, and governmental communities through the exchange of views and information on matters related to education, training and workforce development in nuclear and radiological science, engineering, and technology. Industry leaders, education and training professionals, and interested students work together through Society-sponsored meetings and publications, to enrich their professional development, to educate the general public, and to advance nuclear and radiological science and engineering.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
Fusion energy radwaste management considerations
The question of what to do with the radioactive waste has been raised frequently for both fission and fusion. In the 1970s, fusion adopted the land-based disposal option, primarily based on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to regulate all radioactive wastes as only a disposal issue, following the fission guidelines. In the early 2000s, members of the Advanced Research Innovation and Evaluation Study (ARIES) national team became increasingly aware of the high amount of mildly radioactive materials that 1-GWe fusion power plants will generate, compared with the current line of fission reactors. The main concern is that such a sizable inventory of mostly tritiated radioactive materials would tend to rapidly fill U.S. repositories—a serious issue that was overlooked in early fusion studies1 that could influence the public acceptability of fusion energy and will certainly become more significant in the immediate future if left unaddressed, as fusion moves toward commercialization.
Elmer E. Lewis
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (First Place)University of Maryland (Second Place)University of Wisconsin-Madison (Third Place)University of Florida (Honorable Mention)Texas A&M University (Honorable Mention)
John R. White
Robert L. Skinner
John GrahamNorbert R. GrantNancy M. Trahey
Small Local SectionsVirginia (Best Membership)Virginia (Best Meetings and Programs)Louisiana (Best Public Information/Education)Long Island (Best Section Management)Large Local SectionsLong Island (Meritorious, Best Section Management)Idaho (Best Membership)Eastern Carolinas (Best Meetings and Programs)Eastern Washington (Best Public Information/Education)Idaho (Meritorious)International Local SectionsLatin America (Meritorious, All Categories)Savannah River, Washington DC, Taiwan (Meritorious Finalists)
George C. Fullmer (GE NuclearSan Jose) (retired)
Chad B. Carrico
B Reactor Approved OctoberIndian Point 1 Nuclear Generating Station Approved OctoberRadiochemical Development Facility- Building 3019ORNL Approved October
Jeanne K. Krieger
Neil L. Felmus
Richard T. Lahey, Jr.
J. Ed Smith posthumously
GraduateUniversity of TennesseeRoger Brewer, Michael Crouse, Ernie Elliott, Kadir KavakliogluUniversity of Texas, AustinRobert Canaan, Jong-You Kim, Steve Manson, Arnold Preece, Carlos Rios-Martinezz, Hector Vega-CarrilloUndergraduateOregon State UniversityCurt Betts ,Mel Guymon, Mark Galvin, Janet Green, Steve SlaterUniversity of TennesseeChris L. Black, J. Allen Crabtree, Carter D. Hooper, John K. Mattingly, Travis L. Tate
Yih Yun Hsu (Y.Y.)
Douglass E. Post
Thomas E. Murley
Allan F. Henry
Glenn A. Reed