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Isotopes & Radiation
Members are devoted to applying nuclear science and engineering technologies involving isotopes, radiation applications, and associated equipment in scientific research, development, and industrial processes. Their interests lie primarily in education, industrial uses, biology, medicine, and health physics. Division committees include Analytical Applications of Isotopes and Radiation, Biology and Medicine, Radiation Applications, Radiation Sources and Detection, and Thermal Power Sources.
2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
November 16–19, 2020
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ANS members approve amendment adding YMG rep to board of directors
The American Nuclear Society will include a representative from the Young Members Group on its Board of Directors after ANS members voted this week overwhelmingly in favor of amending Article B6 of the ANS bylaws. The change was mandated by Objective Outcome 5 of the ANS Change Plan 2020.
To keep the number of directors at 16, the approved amendment decreased the number of non–U.S. resident directors from three to two.
A Message from the Honors and Awards Chair
For over 50 years, the ANS Honors and Awards Program has honored outstanding achievements and meritorious service in the various fields served by our Society. Through our program, ANS is proud to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of nuclear science and technology professionals.
Awards range from elevation of a member to Fellow grade to named awards honoring highly respected individuals in their field. Information on each of the awards, including past award recipients and nomination forms, may be obtained by clicking on the links below.
Call for Nominations
The following awards are presented at the ANS Winter Meeting; abbreviated descriptions of these awards may be found in the Call for Nominations:
We encourage all members to review the background and nomination requirements for the awards and consider nominating a qualified colleague. If you have any questions about a specific award, please contact Hash Hashemian, chair of the Honors and Awards Committee.
Selection ProcessCompleteness of information is essential for consideration. Recipients will be selected by the Honors and Awards Committee comprised of representatives from the Society’s divisions. Because of the large number of nominations typically submitted, late nominations are not accepted. Please keep in mind that many of our awards are open to non-ANS members, and nominating colleagues who are not members is a unique way to cultivate new ANS relationships. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Presentation of AwardsThe selected recipients, with the exception of the Nuclear Historic Landmark, will be honored at the ANS Winter Meeting Opening Plenary on Monday, November 16, 2020. Honorees will be notified of their selection by October 2020. Landmark awards are presented onsite at a later date.
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