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The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Exelon files to deactivate the Byron reactors
Exelon on June 16 filed with grid operator PJM Interconnection to deactivate the two Byron reactors in Illinois. The move came one day after the Illinois Senate adjourned without reaching an agreement on a comprehensive energy package that would have provided nearly $700 million to keep Byron’s reactors, as well as Exelon’s Dresden and Braidwood nuclear power plants, in operation. (In August of 2020, Exelon announced that it would close the economically challenged Byron and Dresden facilities in the fall of 2021 without some form of state aid to provide compensation for their clean power.) The state’s House of Representatives also adjourned earlier this week without taking up the bill.
Oral presentations are conducted via PowerPoint. The ANS speaker PowerPoint template below must be used for professional consistency. Prior to the conference your presentation must be uploaded to the the ANS conference website. Instructions can be found below. Presentations can have slide animations as you will have control over your presentation. In case of technical difficulties, the support staff on the Zoom call will present your slides for you. Presenters will have 15 minutes to present and 5 minutes of Q&A. A maximum time limit of 20 minutes per presenter is allotted. Presentations will be cut off after that to allow time for other presenters. Please name your presentation XXXXXX_lastname.pptx where XXXXX is your paper ID when uploading to the ANS website. In addition, please include your paper ID on the first slide of your presentation.
Drop-in training sessions have also been setup for first time presenters to help familiarize them with the conferencing software and platform. While not mandatory, it is highly recommended all presenters attend one of these sessions. Training schedule can be found below.
Oral Presentations must be uploaded on to the ANS Student Conference website by Apr. 1, 2021, 11:59 PM EST.
Poster submissions must be pre-recorded as .mp4 files and cannot be larger than 100 MB. The length of the poster must be between 3 to 5 minutes long and cannot have more than 3 power point slides (you will be requested to redo if the poster recording is deemed inadequate). You may use the oral presentation template or your own template. It is recommend to NOT have a title slide and jump straight into the content introduction as you would a regular poster. During the conference, poster recordings will be available to view by all registered participants. Judges will also judge your poster recording and present a "Best Paper Award" at the awards ceremony on Saturday Apr. 10, 2021 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM EST.
Poster submission to the dropbox must be in a PDF format AND as a MP4 recording. The name of your files should be XXXXXXX_LastName.pdf and XXXXXXX_LastName.mp4. Replace "XXXXXXX" with your paper ID. No other naming convention will be accepted.
If you need help recording your poster, click on the following link:
Instructions to Record Poster Presentations
If you need help submitting your poster, click on the following link:
Instructions to Submit your Poster Recording
You can submit your poster at the following link via Dropbox:
Submit Your Poster Recording
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