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The Young Members Group works to encourage and enable all young professional members to be actively involved in the efforts and endeavors of the Society at all levels (Professional Divisions, ANS Governance, Local Sections, etc.) as they transition from the role of a student to the role of a professional. It sponsors non-technical workshops and meetings that provide professional development and networking opportunities for young professionals, collaborates with other Divisions and Groups in developing technical and non-technical content for topical and national meetings, encourages its members to participate in the activities of the Groups and Divisions that are closely related to their professional interests as well as in their local sections, introduces young members to the rules and governance structure of the Society, and nominates young professionals for awards and leadership opportunities available to members.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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CNSC renews Point Lepreau license for 10 years
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has renewed the operating license of the reactor at the Point Lepreau nuclear plant for a period of 10 years. As a result, the facility’s 660-MWe CANDU-6 unit, the five-year license for which was set to expire on June 30, is now permitted to operate until the end of June 2032. License holder NB Power had requested an unprecedented 25-year extension.
November 16–19, 2020
Nuclear is good for you
On behalf of the American Nuclear Society, we thank you for joining us this week for the 2020 ANS Winter Meeting!
Even though this year’s Winter Meeting is virtual, we are pleased to bring you a most exciting, informative, provocative, and educational conferences covering every facet of nuclear science and technology.
The theme of this year's meeting is “Nuclear: Good for You.” Our aim is to highlight the myriad ways that nuclear science and technology contributes to improving our environment, health care, and overall human flourishing.
Of course, the central component of any good ANS meeting is lively and engaging scientific and technical exchange, and this year is no exception with 3 plenary sessions, 35+ panel sessions, 100+ technical sessions, and 440+ paper presentations. Two virtually-colocated conferences are also included with your registration: Technology of Fusion Energy (TOFE) 2020 and The Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL).
We will be exploring the larger questions of how we as a community communicate the "nutritional value” value of nuclear technology to society at large. With our meeting occurring two weeks after election day, we will also explore the coming debates on energy and climate from all sides of the ideological spectrum.
Finally, we are hosting a special Division Networking night on Monday in addition to our popular Trivia Nights being held on Tuesday and Wednesday. While it will never replace the face-to-face interaction and fellowship of an in-person ANS meeting, perhaps it can tide us over until we see each other again, hopefully in June 2021!
November's Winter Meeting promises to be one like no other. Register today!
Mary Lou Dunzik-GougarANS President
Craig H. PiercyANS Executive Director/CEO