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2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
November 16–19, 2020
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Nuclear in K-12 education: Overview of ANS toolkit and reflections from educators
A free webinar today from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (EDT) will look at the resources that the American Nuclear Society has developed with Discovery Education and the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy to help K-12 educators teach nuclear science and technology.
The webinar will begin with an overview of the resources, followed by reflections and commentary from three educators of various grade levels on their experiences teaching nuclear science and their thoughts about ANS’s instructional materials. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session with the panelists.
Registration is required for this Nuclear Science Week event.
2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting Plenary Special Session Speaker
Exelon GenerationExecutive Vice President and Chief Generation Officer
Profile Hanson is responsible for the safe, efficient and reliable operation of Exelon Generation’s power generation fleet, which includes nearly 100 generating units in 19 states and Canada. Exelon Generation operates the largest clean energy fleet in America, producing electricity from 10 fuel types including nuclear, natural gas, hydro, wind and solar.
Professional HistoryHanson has more than 30 years of progressive experience in the nuclear power industry. Prior to his current role, Hanson was president and chief nuclear officer of Exelon Generation’s nuclear fleet. In that role, Hanson was responsible for ensuring that Exelon Generation maintained high levels of performance and safety across its nuclear fleet of 21 reactors at 12 facilities that it operates in Illinois, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. During his tenure with Exelon, Hanson served as the nuclear chief operating officer, senior vice president of Midwest operations, site vice president for Exelon’s Braidwood Generating Station and the site vice president for Clinton Power Station. He also has been vice president of nuclear oversight, Limerick Generating Station plant manager, and director of operations and work control.
Education Hanson earned a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Master of Business Administration from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Hanson is a graduate of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations Senior Nuclear Plant Management Program, the Exelon Leadership Institute at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.
Professional Affiliations Hanson is on the board of directors for Easterseals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region, and he also serves on the University of Wisconsin Engineering Physics Advisory Board.
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