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The division's objectives are to promote the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the fundamental physical phenomena characterizing nuclear reactors and other nuclear systems. The division encourages research and disseminates information through meetings and publications. Areas of technical interest include nuclear data, particle interactions and transport, reactor and nuclear systems analysis, methods, design, validation and operating experience and standards. The Wigner Award heads the awards program.
2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Pollster Scott Rasmussen reports that 53 percent of American voters support the construction of new nuclear power plants in the United States, while 31 percent oppose new plants. He further reports that 21 percent strongly favor and 14 percent strongly oppose new nuclear facilities.
April 14–16, 2022
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|iHotel and Conference Center
We are aware of a recent COVID-19 outbreak at UIUC after last week's Engineering Open House event. The most up-to-date testing information from UIUC is available on the Illinois Covid Dashboard website. We believe the ANS Student Conference location is sufficiently isolated from the rest of the campus. However, we are making the following adjustments to our policies to mitigate any potential spread at the conference.
2) Masks are mandatory. Everyone must wear a mask during the conference. We strongly encourage N95 or KN95 masks.
We understand that this may affect your decision to attend the conference. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. If you no longer wish to attend, we will fully refund your registration fee, no questions asked; contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We still look forward to a stimulating conference.
We in the American Nuclear Society and Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign eagerly look forward to welcoming students, professionals, and the future leaders in nuclear science and technology at the 2022 ANS Student Conference.
Our theme is: Saving the World One Atom at a Time. This theme reflects the important role the nuclear sciences will play in solving many of the world’s grand challenges. It also recognizes the atomic contributions we all make every day. Together, these contributions form the foundations of solutions to these grand challenges. It celebrates the people that make science possible by acknowledging that we come to this conference from an infinitude of backgrounds and experiences. It encourages us to widen our circles and include scientists and engineers with a diversity of thoughts. Finally, it inspires us to be active participants in the solutions to the world’s problems.
This year, our planning committee is hosting Fall semester information sessions with student sections to give them the ins and outs of attending our in-person conference. If your section would like to set up a session, contact our Technical Co-Chair Jeremy Mettler at email@example.com.
Summaries including research, internship projects, senior design projects, and nuclear policy are invited. Summaries should be 1-4 pages in length, and follow the ANS Transactions guidelines.
Student 2022 Presentation and Submission Guidelines