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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Penn State wants a Westinghouse eVinci microreactor on campus
Penn State University has announced plans to explore siting a Westinghouse Electric Company eVinci microreactor on its State College campus in central Pennsylvania. Under a memorandum of understanding to perform research and development work that could advance the future commercial deployment of eVinci, a team of researchers in Penn State’s Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering also plans to explore how eVinci could displace some fossil-fueled energy sources on campus.
Executive Session|Panel|Sponsored by Executive Track
Friday, December 3, 2021|7:00–8:45AM (8:00–9:45AM EST)|International Ballroom East
Aditi Verma (Univ. of Michigan)
Nuclear energy’s challenges are frequently described as having a significant “social” dimension—a negative perception of nuclear energy by the public. In a significant and growing base of scholarship, researchers—historians, political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, and science and technology studies scholars—have used a diverse, rich, and increasingly sophisticated set of theoretical and methodological approaches to examine the work of practitioners in nuclear organizations.
This panel – based on a recent Nuclear Technology Special Issue on the Nuclear, Humanities, and Social Science Nexus -- aims to explore how research findings and insights from the humanities and social sciences can be used to shape and meaningfully inform the work of practitioners and policy makers in the nuclear energy sector and its corresponding areas of research and practice.
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