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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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Venue, date changed for ANS’s Annual Conference
The American Nuclear Society’s 2024 Annual Conference is moving the venue in part to accommodate a higher-than-expected number of submissions for the Annual Conference and embedded topical meetings—the most received for an annual meeting in over a decade! The conference venue was changed to Mandalay Bay at the beginning of the Las Vegas strip. However, the change in accommodation comes with a change in dates: The meeting has been moved one week later than originally scheduled, to June 16–19.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Katrina Groth (email@example.com )
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