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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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It’s the third week of October, and Nuclear Science Week, first recognized in 2009, has arrived! Nuclear Science Week is an annual opportunity to celebrate nuclear science; recognize the professionals who apply it to solving the world’s most pressing problems; encourage nuclear professional development and networking; and share information with students, educators, and community members about the vital role of nuclear science in the lives of all people.
2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting Plenary Session Speaker
Tara Neider is Senior Vice President of Program Development and Lab Facilities at TerraPower including the TWR program. Areas of responsibility include fuel design and development, licensing, project management, engineering processes and the TerraPower Laboratory.
Neider comes to TerraPower with more than 30 years of experience in nuclear engineering, project management and licensing. Previously, she worked as senior vice president of Back End Business Development and Sales at AREVA, Inc. Neider had responsibility for directing back end customer relations for AREVA in North America, developing an overall fuel and decommissioning strategy for the company, and pushing sales revenues for AREVA and AREVA subsidiary Transnuclear, Inc. to double their sales targets.
For four years prior, Neider served as president and CEO of AREVA Federal Services. She established the overall strategy for AREVA Federal Services. In this role, she held board positions on major Department of Energy project teams, including the MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility, Hanford Tank Operations, Yucca Mountain, Savannah River Remediation and Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
Neider spent much of her early career with Transnuclear, Inc. She began as a project manager and design engineer, and rose to serve as president and CEO of the company.
Neider holds a Bachelor of Science and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also earned an MBA in finance and international business from New York University.
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