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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.
Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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18th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2023)
Technical Session|Panel|PSA Student Competition
Tuesday, July 18, 2023|3:15–5:00PM EDT|300C
Katrina M. Groth
Vincent P. Paglioni
The PSA 2023 Student Research Lightning Round Winner will be presented to a student who best presents their research in exactly one slide and three minutes. Two awards will be given: one to a graduate student and one to an undergraduate student (if undergraduate participation is too low to merit a separate category, undergraduates and first-year graduate students will be grouped into an “early-stage” category).
Competition Process and Criteria
In this special session, participants will explain their scholarly research in exactly one slide and three minutes (165-195 seconds). Presentations should include information on the research motivation, methods, data, anticipated results, impact, and stakeholders, sponsors, and collaborators). The audience is a technical audience – all researchers focused on various aspects of PSA. A panel of experts will judge the presentations.
The presenter must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a university program at the time of presentation. The majority of work presented in the paper should be attributable to the student.
All students registered to attend PSA 2023 are invited to participate. The lightning round talk does not need to be associated with a paper submitted to the PSA conference, but the topic must fall within the domain of PSA. Students are encouraged to present on their capstone, thesis, or dissertation topic at its current stage to help hone presentation skills and advance the visibility of their work.
Interested participants should apply to this opportunity by filling out this Google Form.
You will receive a copy of your responses as confirmation that your form has been submitted. If more participants apply than can be accommodated during the session, participants will be selected by the organizers to ensure a diversity of topics and participant backgrounds.
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Contact For questions and inquiry, please email the competition organizers: Dr. Vincent Paglioni (email@example.com) and Dr. Katrina Groth (firstname.lastname@example.org )
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