For more than 50 years, the ANS Honors and Awards Program has recognized outstanding achievements and meritorious service in the various fields served by the American Nuclear Society.
The recipients of the national awards listed below will be honored on June 13 during the opening plenary session of the 2022 ANS Annual Meeting. Honorees will be notified of their selection by May.
All members are encouraged to review the nomination requirements for these awards and consider nominating a qualified colleague. Many ANS awards are open to non-ANS members, and nominating colleagues who are not members is one way to foster new ANS relationships.
More information on each award, including past award recipients and nomination forms, is available online. There you will also find information about awards administered by ANS’s professional divisions. If you have questions about a specific award, please contact Hash Hashemian, chair of the Honors and Awards Committee.
The deadline for submission of nominations for Annual Meeting awards is March 1. Because of the large number of nominations typically submitted, late nominations are not accepted.
The following awards will be presented at the ANS Annual Meeting:
- Walker Lee Cisler Medal: Presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding scientific or engineering research achievements or the management associated with the design and development of the fast breeder reactor as applied to electric power generation.
- Distinguished Public Service Award: Presented to a public servant who has demonstrated leadership in energy policy formulation and public enlightenment and has made significant contributions to the betterment of mankind in the national or international sphere of public service.
- Milton Levenson Distinguished Service Award: Presented to ANS members who have contributed in an outstanding manner to the development and understanding of the goals and policies of the Society or who have made outstanding nontechnical contributions to the field of nuclear science and engineering.
- Fellow of ANS: The highest grade of ANS membership, Fellow status can be attained only by professional accomplishments via nomination by peers and election by the Honors and Awards Committee and the Board of Directors.
- Landis Young Member Engineering Achievement Award: Presented to individuals (under 40 years old) to recognize outstanding achievement in which engineering knowledge has been effectively applied to yield an engineering concept, design, safety improvement, method of analysis, or product utilized in nuclear power research and development or commercial application.
- Leadership Award: Presented to ANS members to recognize substantial contributions to the Society over a prolonged period of time.
- Mishima Award: Presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to research and development work on nuclear fuel and materials.
- Special Award: Presented to individuals for outstanding accomplishment in a different topical area each year. The area chosen for special recognition in 2022 is outstanding contributions to retaining the operations and lifetime of zero carbon nuclear generators.
- Standards Service Award: Presented in recognition of outstanding achievement by individuals in the generation and use of ANS standards in the field of nuclear science and engineering
- Henry DeWolf Smyth Nuclear Statesman Award (awarded jointly with the Nuclear Energy Institute): Presented to an individual in recognition of statesmanlike contributions to the many aspects of nuclear energy activities.
- Samuel Untermyer II Medal: Presented to an individual in recognition of pioneering work in the development of water-cooled nuclear power reactors.
- Walter H. Zinn Medal: One of three top-tier awards of the Society, presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to the advancement or implementation of nuclear technology.