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NCSD provides communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications. In these ways, the division furthers the exchange of technical information on nuclear criticality safety with the ultimate goal of promoting the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors.
2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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Feedback from nuclear sector to inform hearing on NRC licensing process
Leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce last month sent letters to a variety of nuclear sector stakeholders requesting input in preparation for a June 14 hearing titled “Oversight of NRC: Ensuring Efficient and Predictable Nuclear Safety Regulation for a Prosperous America.” (The hearing will be livestreamed at https://energycommerce.house.gov/.)
“We invite you to submit to the committee information and recommendations to improve the licensing review and approval process, as well as the oversight of NRC licensees,” the lawmakers wrote. “We are interested in NRC activities involving the licensing and oversight of today’s operating reactors, as well as the siting, licensing, construction, and oversight of advanced nuclear reactor technologies.” The letter also noted the committee’s interest in “improving NRC efficiency, management of regulatory costs and fees, public health and safety, staff effectiveness and culture, collaboration with the Department of Energy, and international activities.”
April 13–15, 2023
Passing the Torch
Knoxville, TN|University of Tennessee at Knoxville
The ANS Student Conference will be held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2023. We are excited to welcome students from around the country to our beautiful city and introduce them to the exciting events happening within the Department of Nuclear Engineering as well as in the surrounding area.
We have chosen the theme of “Passing the Torch” to pay homage to our University’s academic mascot, the Torchbearer. Living by this theme, we want the conference to be a symbol for continuing nuclear sciences from one generation to the next. Our intentions for all attendees of the conference are to reflect on the growth of the nuclear industry, along with thinking innovatively when hearing from those that came before to motivate nuclear scientists and engineers in progressing one step forward towards their individual aspirations.
Questions? For more information on the conference or how to get involved, please contact the organizers at email@example.com.
ANS-UTK is excited to host this year's conference, and we plan to elevate it to a new level for all involved. If you would like to become a Sponsor or Exhibitor, contact our Sponsorship Coordinator David Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Motivation for ANS Student Conference Logo Design
President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his famous “Atoms for Peace” speech almost 70 years ago to the UN General Assembly in 1953 which paved the way for the creation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 1957. As we at UTK ANS reflect on that pivotal time in the early atomic era, we wanted to give tribute to the start of the Atoms for Peace movement while also considering the role that we have as the current and next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers. For our conference logo, we took elements of the original Atoms for Peace logo and its depictions of some of the peaceful applications of the atom as a backdrop and integrated it with one of the core University of Tennessee mantras of “Passing the Torch” which is our main conference theme. We are excited to welcome Dr. Jean-Pierre Cayol, Technical Program Coordinator of the Nuclear Sciences & Applications Department at the IAEA, as our opening keynote speaker as he begins the conference looking back at the genesis of peaceful atomic applications and highlights the current and future work that the IAEA is doing to be a torchbearer of “Atoms for Peace” on its 70th Anniversary.
UTK ANS would like to thank Brad Hartman, recent University of Tennessee-Chattanooga alum, for designing the conference logo. Those interested in hiring Brad for future projects can contact him at email@example.com.