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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.
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June 14–16, 2021
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Extraterrestrial Pu found in the ocean sheds light on cosmic events
Traces of freshly made plutonium and radioactive iron recovered from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean are contributing to an understanding of how heavier elements are created from exploding stars and other cosmic events, according to a National Public Radio report.
2021 ANS Annual Meeting Plenary SPeaker
Craig Piercy became the American Nuclear Society's Executive Director / CEO in October of 2019.
Craig Piercy joined ANS from Bose Public Affairs Group where he was the Managing Director of Federal Relations. He managed a 20-person operation and a portfolio of clients spanning industry, academia and government. Among his responsibilities at Bose, he served as the Washington Representative for ANS. Piercy played a central role in several high-profile nuclear policy victories, including the creation of the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) and Integrated University Program (IUP), and the defeat of legislation that would have banned the commercial use of many common radioisotopes.
Prior to entering private practice, Piercy worked on Capitol Hill for eight years, serving as Chief of Staff for Congressman Joe Knollenberg (R-MI) and Associate Staff of the House Appropriations Committee. He also served as Assistant Vice President of Federal Affairs for Wayne State University where he coordinated several successful, high-profile political efforts to secure funding for WSU's R&D activities.
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