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Nuclear Installations Safety
Devoted specifically to the safety of nuclear installations and the health and safety of the public, this division seeks a better understanding of the role of safety in the design, construction and operation of nuclear installation facilities. The division also promotes engineering and scientific technology advancement associated with the safety of such facilities.
2021 Student Conference
April 8–10, 2021
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Fusion Science and Technology
Understanding the ITER Project in the context of global Progress on Fusion
(photo: ITER Project gangway assembly)
The promise of hydrogen fusion as a safe, environmentally friendly, and virtually unlimited source of energy has motivated scientists and engineers for decades. For the general public, the pace of fusion research and development may at times appear to be slow. But for those on the inside, who understand both the technological challenges involved and the transformative impact that fusion can bring to human society in terms of the security of the long-term world energy supply, the extended investment is well worth it.
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The American Nuclear Society offers a variety of membership categories and options to meet your needs depending on where you are in your career. Membership are available for both individuals and organizations.
Persons who are engaged in activities in one or more fields of nuclear science and engineering or allied fields, and who shall meet at least one of the following requirements:
* Plus Entrance Fee: An entrance fee of $25 is required of all new members, as well as memberships that have lapsed longer than two years (reinstatements). Members who renew their memberships within a two-year time period are considered renewals. No Entrance Fee is charged to Students, Lifetime Members, or renewals.
Student members must be currently enrolled at least half time in one or more of the fields of nuclear science and engineering or allied fields in a school having, or eligible to have, a student branch of the Society, or in the Naval Nuclear Power School. Postgraduate and individuals employed full-time while pursuing a Ph.D. do not qualify for Student membership.
For a one-time fee, members can retain their ANS membership for life. Lifetime members will be sent a yearly statement to update address and membership information, order publications, and to make voluntary contributions to become an ANS Champion or to donate to the scholarship, local and student section challenge, and public outreach initiative funds.
Add $80 yearly overseas postage for printed copies of Nuclear News magazine for members outside U.S., Canada or Mexico.
Interested in learning more about an organization membership? View the Organization Membership page for more details.
When submitting an application for membership, all members have the opportunity to subscribe to additional scientific publications at a members-only discounted rate. Subscriptions are for an annual term, expiring one year from the time of purchase.
Nuclear Technology Journal *
Nuclear Science and Engineering Journal*
Fusion Science and Technology Journal*
Nuclear Standard News (online only)
* Print subscriptions include searchable online access.
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ANS allows spouses who are current paid members of the Society the opportunity to replace one of their subscriptions to Nuclear News with another ANS publication. Contact ANS Membership for details.
Applications for membership are processed as soon as payment is received. New member information is available online in the New Members section.
All memberships are on an anniversary cycle. A renewal reminder will be sent prior to your membership expiration date. Please renew promptly to avoid discontinuation of service, elimination of member discounts, access to members-only content on the website and mailings of Nuclear News magazine. If you were a member of ANS in 2019 or 2020, you can renew your 2021 membership online.
American Nuclear Society member dues are not used for contributions to political parties or candidates or for independent expenditures on behalf of parties or candidates. Less than 1/10 of 1.0% (or 0.1%) of dues money goes to lobbying efforts. In the case of someone at the $170 dues level, this would be 17 cents.
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