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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space (NETS 2023)
May 7–11, 2023
Idaho Falls, ID|Snake River Event Center
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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Donalds, Barnard call for streamlining NRC’s regulatory process
“To be frank, any emissions-related climate goals are moonshots without nuclear energy, and next-generation nuclear technology is something that the United States can and SHOULD lead on.” So writes U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R., Fla.) and Christopher Barnard, vice president of external affairs for the American Conservation Coalition, in an essay published by RealClear Energy.
Good news: Donalds, one of the strongest advocates for nuclear energy in the U.S. House, and Barnard, publisher and coauthor of Green Market Revolution, begin their essay by noting some recent positive developments for nuclear power. They characterize the initial criticality of Vogtle-3, the first new nuclear reactor built in the United States in about 30 years, as “a monumental achievement for the American nuclear industry.” They praise the Biden administration’s allocation of funds to keep established nuclear plants operational.
Find your presentation(s) in the 2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting program. If you have already registered for the meeting, you can quickly find your presentation(s) with the “Your Itinerary” link in the left-hand navigation bar. Make sure there are no overlaps with any other obligations you may have, including any at the NPIC&HMIT meeting. If you notice you are scheduled for multiple sessions at the same time, contact the Technical Program Chair and the Program Specialist (email@example.com or 708-579-8253) right away.
To enter the meeting platform in preparation for your presentation and on the day of your presentation, you will need to be registered for the Annual Meeting. If you have questions about registration, please contact the ANS Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permission/Copyright Notice: By uploading presentation file(s), presenters give ANS permission to host and use the file(s) for the purpose of hosting the Virtual Annual Meeting. Microsoft PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) presentation files will not be made available to attendees. Only limited users (i.e., sessions chairs and organizers, ANS staff, and meeting administrators) will have direct access to these files for the sole purpose of displaying/broadcasting the presentations for the meeting. Presentations should not have copyrighted material included because the sessions will be recorded and viewable by meeting attendees at any time.
Your presentation will be 15 minutes, with 5 additional minutes for Q & A.
Before and during your presentation, you will use the meeting platform. You must be registered for the meeting and logged in to access the platform’s administrative features and the meeting itself. For access to administrative features, click "Manage Your Papers” from the left-hand navigation bar to see all papers for which you are listed as a primary or presenting author. If you do not have "Manage Your Papers" access after registering and logging in, please let us know immediately.
Using “Manage Your Papers” and then “Add a New Attachment,” you must upload your PowerPoint presentation (.ppt or .pdf) to the platform as a backup in case there are issues sharing your screen during your presentation. Please use the PowerPoint template, provided in “Files” below.
If you live in a country outside of North and South America, you may elect to record a presentation (e.g., PowerPoint slides accompanied by audio) ahead of time, and the Session Chair will play the recording during the session. If you elect to pre-record, we request that you deliver your presentation no later than 3 days before your session. Tell the Technical Program Chair and the Program Specialist that you have uploaded the presentation so that your presentation can be tested ahead of time and your Session Chair informed that the recording is available.
All sessions will be recorded and posted to the meeting platform, so please plan your presentation accordingly.
ANS will offer Zoom training. You do not need to sign up for a training time because all training is on a drop-in basis. Training times (all stated in Central time) and the Zoom link for training are available here (available to registered attendees only). You must be registered for the meeting to be able to access the schedule of training times.
Zoom Training Schedule
You must be registered for the meeting to be able to access the schedule.
You are responsible for presenting your paper at the meeting's technical sessions. If, for good reason, you cannot present your paper, a qualified and knowledgeable substitute should be selected by you to present the paper at the scheduled time. Failure to do so without proper cause and notification may result in your paper being withdrawn from the TRANSACTIONS and restrictions of future presentations. Before the meeting, inform the ANS Program Specialist of any changes in the status of your presentation. Be sure to report any changes during the meeting (e.g., because of illness) to the Program Specialist or to the Technical Program Chair before the conclusion of the meeting.
Each session will have an ANS Staff Producer. The Staff Producer will start the session approximately 20 minutes before the designated start time; please join early to test the Zoom platform and discuss any last-minute changes with your Session Chair. You will join your session by clicking the link to your session in the meeting platform (see sample screenshot below).
Copyright Notice: ANS will publish all accepted summaries in the meeting publication, TRANSACTIONS. The summary submitted for TRANSACTIONS of the American Nuclear Society becomes the property of ANS and is subject to copyright and should not be shared without written permission from ANS. Under no circumstances should your summary be published in any other publication or any other ANS-sponsored meeting publication before presentation at the ANS Annual Meeting. Full papers (based on summaries) may be published elsewhere. However, under no circumstances should a full paper be published in any other publication before presentation at the ANS meeting. It is your responsibility to protect classified, export-controlled, or proprietary information.
A page charge is assessed for each summary published in the TRANSACTIONS of the meeting. An invoice will be emailed to you in May.
Do not send or upload corrections to accepted summaries without first contacting the Program Specialist at email@example.com or 708-579-8253 for approval. Only essential corrections will be permitted.
Please check our FAQ page here: https://www.ans.org/meetings/am2021/resources/faq/Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you still have questions.
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