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Young Members Group
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.
2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
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The consequences of closure: The local cost of shutting down a nuclear power plant
When on May 7, 2013, the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in rural Wisconsin was shut down, it took with it more than 600 full-time jobs and more than $70 million in lost wages, not including temporary employment from refueling and maintenance outages. Taking into account indirect business-to-business activity, the total economic impact of the closure of the single-unit pressurized water reactor was estimated to be more than $630 million to the surrounding three-county area.
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Edward McGaffigan, Jr.
University of Wisconsin - Madison (Best Section)University of Michigan (Honorable Mention)Penn State University (Honorable Mention)University of Missouri-Rolla (Honorable Mention)
Bradley T. Rearden
John W. Landis
Small Local SectionsWashington, DC (Best Overall)Large Local SectionsIdaho (Best Meetings and Programs)Idaho (Best Section Management)Savannah River (Best Public Information and Education, Best Membership)
Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory (NETL) at the University of Texas at Austin
Steven J. Zinkle
Japan Research Reactor No. 3 (JRR-3)
Monica C. Regalbuto
Forrest B. Brown
Carol L. BerriganCenter for Energy Workforce DevelopmentGarry A. HarrisKathryn A. McCarthyWilliam F. NaughtonJaime Pahissa-CampaLuis A. ReyesANS Student Sections CommitteeANS Young Members Group
Denwood F. Ross, Jr.
William L. Whittemore posthumously
GraduatePenn State UniversityMichael J. Meholic, Daniel J. SkiloneUniversity of TennesseeWilliam A. Casino, Kirk Sorensen, Christopher WhitenerUndergraduateUniversity of FloridaJacob D. DeWitte, Timothy J. Goede, Christopher M. Perfetti, Thomas J. Plower, Michael B. WaysonMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyJennifer T. Choy, Leslie C. Dewan, Jennifer D. Lobo, Yuri A. Podpaly, Bao H. Truong
Jong H. Kim
Kunioki MimaBrian R. Thomas
Dana A. Powers
William T. Sha
LaSalle County StationBrowns Ferry Nuclear Plant
Marilyn C. Kray NuStart
W. David Pointer
Nuclear Criticality Safety Division
Leonard J. Koch