Join ANS for a virtual field trip into outer space

May 17, 2021, 3:00PMANS News

Help ANS celebrate the launch of our newest virtual field trip, “Nuclear Frontiers: Powering Possibility,” which explores the amazing ways that nuclear science is fueling earthly innovation and deep space exploration. The video is part of the Society’s Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World program, which has reached more than 1.5 million K-12 students.

Register now for this special event, to be held on Wednesday, May 19, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (EDT).

Who’s participating: Following the viewing, ANS President Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar will be joined by several special guests, including some of the key participants in Nuclear Frontiers, for a brief Q&A.

Panelists scheduled to attend are Melinda Higgins, of the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy; Franklin Chang-Diaz, NASA Hall of Fame astronaut and chief executive officer at Ad Astra Rocket Company; Candace Davison, assistant director for education and outreach in the Radiation Science and Engineering Center at Penn State University; and David Poston, leader of the compact fission reactor design team at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Higgins, Davison, and Poston are ANS members.


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