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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by Young Members Group
Tuesday, November 15, 2022|3:15–5:00PM MST|Bougainvillea
Matthew J. Jasica
Fifteen years ago, the ANS Young Members Group was created to give a home and a voice to early career members of the society as they made the transition from students to members of the professional community. Join us as we celebrate the 15-year anniversary of YMG with our panel of past and present ANS leaders and founding members of YMG. We reflect on the growth of YMG, the importance of young members within ANS and the nuclear community, and how our voice has shaped the society. We'll look ahead to the future of ANS and how young members can continue to drive the changes they want to see.
The celebration continues at Aunt Chilada's immediately following the panel, 5pm-6pm! https://www.ans.org/meetings/wm2022/calendar/event-676/
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