You're a member of ANS – So now what?!

June 5, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear CafeGale Hauck

YMGDo you remember your first time ever attending an American Nuclear Society meeting? Are you about to attend your first one ever? Experienced that feeling of euphoria and excitement, and then when you opened up the meeting program for the first time, a sudden overwhelming feeling of, "Hey, what do I do now?"

Well, you're not alone. Fortunately, the Young Members Group (YMG) of the American Nuclear Society has created a participation guide to help. See the YMG New Members Guide for all the details and information. Members new and old can benefit from these suggestions on how to become more involved in the society.

Participation in ANS national meetings, professional divisions, and committees play an essential role in enabling active participation in the professional nuclear community-extending networking capabilities, developing technical expertise, and augmenting one's competence in non-technical and leadership roles.

Please take a moment to see how you can become more involved in ANS and encourage the next generation of nuclear professionals to be active participants as well. Most importantly, have fun at the ANS annual meeting. Enjoy!

New Members Guide: Opportunities for Involvement (downloadable .pdf)

Thanks to John Bess for creating the New Members Guide



Gale Hauck is chair of the ANS Young Members Group.  She is an engineering project manager at Westinghouse Electric Company, chair of the Pittsburgh Local Section of ANS, and has been an ANS member since 2004.




John D. Bess, Ph.D., is a R&D nuclear engineer at Idaho National Laboratory. He develops benchmark evaluations to support computational validation and refinement of integral nuclear data via the IRPhEP and ICSBEP, reactor analysis of various reactor systems, and support for space nuclear applications. He has been with INL for more than 5 years. Previously he worked for the Center for Space Nuclear Research and the University of Utah.

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