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Mathematics & Computation
Division members promote the advancement of mathematical and computational methods for solving problems arising in all disciplines encompassed by the Society. They place particular emphasis on numerical techniques for efficient computer applications to aid in the dissemination, integration, and proper use of computer codes, including preparation of computational benchmark and development of standards for computing practices, and to encourage the development on new computer codes and broaden their use.
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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25th anniversary of failure (and a chance at opportunity)
Silver anniversaries are usually a cause for great celebration, but this one is a cause for regret and a renewed plea for action. January 31, 2023, marks the 25th anniversary of the Department of Energy’s failure under law and contract to start the removal of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from the country’s 74 commercial nuclear power plant sites in 35 states for disposal per the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982. I personally know the moral and legal responsibility associated with this failure, because in 1998, as the then responsible DOE official, I had to personally announce it. But much has changed since then. There are many new avenues to address these past problems like federal, state, and community partnerships that can be beneficial for all, if there is DOE leadership and congressional action for both disposal and storage.
2022 ANS Annual Meeting
Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN)
Under her leadership, GAIN continues to serve the nuclear energy community by facilitating access to the world-class capabilities of the national laboratory system. Through public-private partnerships, GAIN helps move innovative nuclear energy technologies toward commercialization, while ensuring the continued safe, reliable, and economic operation of the existing nuclear fleet. In addition, GAIN works to ensure that clean energy plans value the opportunity nuclear energy provides to meet decarbonization and sustainability goals.
As director, Christine has facilitated and participated in numerous industry webinars and other speaking engagements on advanced nuclear energy. She has testified before state legislatures and is regularly invited to introduce advanced nuclear energy to utility commissioners, energy planners, and investors. She also works with energy stakeholders outside of nuclear to develop an approach to future scenario planning focused on energy transitions.
Prior to GAIN, she served as the operations director for a venture capital firm focused on bringing private investment into developing an advanced nuclear sector to help speed these technologies to market. Her knowledge and experience include leading a nuclear division for a consulting firm, working in long-term research and development with the Electric Power Research Institute, and performing regular maintenance on nuclear plants to ensure reliable operation of the steam generators.
She received her bachelor’s in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University and her Master of Business Administration from Lynchburg College. Outside work, she is pursuing a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys camping and hiking to disconnect from the digital world.
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