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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2021)
February 9–11, 2021
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Former NRC chairs issue vaccine timeline recommendation to CDC
Five former chairmen of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission—Stephen Burns, Allison Macfarlane, Nils Diaz, Richard Meserve, and Dale Klein—signed a letter to José Romero, Arkansas health secretary and chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization advisory committee, requesting that the advisory committee update its recommendation for COVID-19 vaccine allocation guidance for the energy workforce (including nuclear energy workers).
Currently, the CDC has four phases for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Those phases are numbered:
Technical Session|Sponsored by ETWDD
Wednesday, November 18, 2020|11:00AM–1:10PM (12:00–2:10PM EST)
Gregory A. Bala
Andrew E. Thomas
Susan Gallier (American Nuclear Society)
The U.S. Department of Energy – Nuclear Energy supports student research through direct support of research and development (R&D) programs across the United States as part of the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP). Additionally, the Integrated University Program (IUP) works concurrently to attract qualified nuclear science and engineering students (NS&E) to nuclear energy professions by providing undergraduate-level scholarships and graduate-level fellowships. The scholarships and fellowships are focused on two-, four-year, and graduate programs in science and engineering disciplines related to nuclear energy such as nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, health physics, nuclear materials science, radiochemistry, applied nuclear physics, nuclear policy, radiation protection technology, nuclear power technology, nuclear maintenance technology, and nuclear engineering technology. The papers in this session are outcomes made possible by this support.
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Experimental Comparison of Core Power during PCC Accidents in a High Temperature Gas Reactor
Thomas M. Moore (Oregon State University), Brian G. Woods (Oregon State University)
Thermal Scattering Covariance Data Processing and Compression
Aaron G. Tumulak (University of Michigan), Dorothea Wiarda (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Andrew M. Holcomb (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), Brian C. Kiedrowski (University of Michigan)
A Cold Moderator For Sub-Thermal Neutron Flux Enhancement At The RPI-LINAC
Dominik A. Fritz (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Yaron Danon (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Modeling and Optimizing Molten Salt Thermal Storage for Nuclear Power
Jaron Wallace (Brigham Young University), Daniel Hill (Brigham Young University), Matthew Memmott (Brigham Young University), John Hedengren (Brigham Young University)
A method for determining full core temperature and power conditions for nuclear heat-pipe systems
Cole M. Mueller (Texas A&M University), Pavel V. Tsvetkov (Texas A&M University)
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