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Human Factors, Instrumentation & Controls
Improving task performance, system reliability, system and personnel safety, efficiency, and effectiveness are the division's main objectives. Its major areas of interest include task design, procedures, training, instrument and control layout and placement, stress control, anthropometrics, psychological input, and motivation.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
India’s newest nuclear reactor connects to grid
Unit 4 at Kakrapar nuclear power plant was connected to the grid on February 20, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) has announced. The 700-MWe pressurized heavy water reactor achieved first criticality on December 17, 2023.
April 4–6, 2024
Keystone of Tomorrow
University Park, Pennsylvania|The Pennsylvania State University
The special ANS Student meeting hotel room rates are ending in the next few weeks. After that you will be charged the regular room rate that could be double the ANS special rate. Hotel space is limited in the area, so if you wait too long, you may not even be in the same state! Stay at the Penn Stater
The theme of the 2024 ANS Student Conference is “Keystone of Tomorrow.” Given the
aggressive carbon reduction goals set by our governments and companies in the last five
years, nuclear energy has the opportunity to serve as a central technology to enable this
clean-energy vision. The keystone is the central supporting stone in an archway; without the
keystone the structure will fall. Without nuclear, we believe achieving net-zero goals is not
feasible. Policymakers and citizens around the world increasingly view nuclear energy as a
fundamental technology that will battle climate change while maintaining high standards of
living through reliable access to energy. As our society demands more of our industry, we will
need many young scientists and engineers who are skilled and impassioned; enter the ANS
By supporting this conference, you are building a bridge for students across the country to not only discuss their research, but make lasting connections with each other and leaders in government, industry, and academia like you.
Through this conference, we not only want to highlight the incredible work done by ANS Student members, but also discuss the technologies, methods, and research that will allow us to build the next generation of nuclear fission and fusion systems. In addition to energy generation, nuclear technology supports medicine, manufacturing, space travel, and other important aspects of the great human experiment. We know that nuclear science will lead to innovation in all of these spaces; as we forge ahead, we can be sure that it will form a keystone of tomorrow.
Register now to secure your spot! Availability for the conference is limited and registration will close once capacity is reached.
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