At the June ANS Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., our Executive Director/CEO Craig Piercy used an interesting acronym: he said, “This meeting is so exciting we are going to give nuclear professionals FOMO with respect to ANS meetings going forward.” The term “fear of missing out” was common a few years ago, but I had not heard it recently. So when Craig used it, it really caught my attention. Craig was, of course, correct that the Annual Meeting was great: technically interesting, productive, and great fun, as well. It provided a wonderful opportunity to learn, network, and advance both academic and business goals. However, in thinking about this phrase I realized that in a lot of ways, getting people to realize how important nuclear science and technology is for making the world better is a lot like trying to get people to understand that they are truly missing out.
August 4, 2022, 2:49PMNuclear News
June 16, 2022, 12:01PMNuclear News
A “bold decadal plan” to accelerate fusion research, development, and demonstration in partnership with the private sector emerged from a March 2022 White House Fusion Summit and inspired the June 14 ANS Annual Meeting executive session titled “The New Fusion Outlook.” Moderator Scott Hsu, who is leaving a role as a program director for the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) to become a senior adviser to the DOE’s undersecretary for science and innovation as well as lead fusion coordinator for the DOE, ably led a panel of fusion stakeholders representing universities, national laboratories, private fusion companies, and public policy and communication. The discussion intended to bring attendees with fission experience up to speed on the rapidly accelerating area of fusion energy and explore how the fusion energy community can work toward a unique path for fusion energy regulation and public engagement.
June 9, 2022, 3:00PMANS News
The American Nuclear Society 2022 Annual Meeting starts next week in Anaheim, Calif., and will run through June 16. ANS has named the recipients of five awards that will be presented at the meeting, as well as two new Fellows, who will be honored during the opening plenary session. Additionally, over a dozen presidential citations will be awarded during the president’s special session at the meeting.
March 17, 2022, 12:00PMANS News
The 2022 ANS election is now underway. Ballots were sent to ANS members via email on February 22, with a unique access link and access key from the third-party election services firm ElectionBuddy. Ballots must be submitted by 1 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, April 12.
What role will nuclear play in meeting clean energy goals?
June 18, 2021, 9:37AMNuclear News
The 2021 ANS Annual Meeting brought together three leading chief executive officers from the nuclear industry on June 16 for a discussion centered on the future role of nuclear energy deployment and the challenges of portfolio management during a time of net-zero carbon goals.
June 14, 2021, 7:01AMANS News
May 14, 2021, 7:02AMANS News
The American Nuclear Society has named the recipients of six awards that will be presented during the 2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting, which begins on June 14. The Society has also named eight new Fellows, who will be honored during the opening plenary session.
March 2, 2021, 3:11PMANS News
The ANS 2021 Annual Meeting will be conducted virtually. This decision comes after ANS received word the Rhode Island Convention Center, in Providence. R.I., will no longer be available for a face-to-face meeting during the scheduled dates.
Instead the meeting, which will take place June 14–16, 2021, will be transformed into an online conference, allowing ANS to deliver quality content and technical exchange while ensuring health and safety. The event will be similar to ANS's 2020 Annual and Winter Meetings, which were held as virtual events because of the coronavirus pandemic.
June 11, 2020, 10:55PMNuclear News
Newswire is presenting coverage of sessions throughout the American Nuclear Society’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. Here are links to articles from the meeting:
Nine new ANS Fellows named (June 8)
Thursday, June 11, recap
June 10, 2020, 10:02PMUpdated June 11, 2020, 10:20AMNuclear News
Newswire is presenting coverage of sessions throughout the American Nuclear Society’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. Here are links to articles from the annual meeting:
- General Chair’s Special Session: Advanced reactors in uncertain times (June 10)
- Annual Meeting: YMG hosts technical sessions (June 10)
- ANS Virtual Annual Meeting: Tuesday recap (June 9)
- President’s Session: U.S global leadership in nuclear energy and national security (June 9)
- ANS congratulates award recipients during President’s Special Session June 9)
- Kray signs MOU on future collaboration with NAYGN, NEI, and WIN (June 9)
- ANS Virtual Annual Meeting: Opening day recap (June 8)
- ANS Virtual Annual Meeting: Hydrogen is on the table (June 8)
- ANS congratulates award recipients during 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting (June 8)
- Nine new ANS Fellows named (June 8)
June 10, 2020, 9:41PMNuclear News
June 10, 2020, 5:28PMNuclear News
The final plenary session of the American Nuclear Society's 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting was the General Chair’s Special Session, held on Wednesday, June 10. The session contained much information about the current and future role of advanced reactor technology. The session, with the subtitle “The Promise of Advanced Reactors during Uncertain Times: National Security, Jobs and Clean Energy,” featured two panels: the Lab Directors Roundtable and the Advanced Reactor Panel. The general chair is Mark Peters, Idaho National Laboratory director. The session was moderated by Corey McDaniel, of Idaho National Laboratory, and the assistant general chair of the Annual Meeting.
A few of the issues covered during the dual plenary session included challenges to advanced reactor deployment, public-private partnerships in research and development, nuclear non-proliferation and security, workforce issues, and market conditions and demand.
June 10, 2020, 11:53AMNuclear News
Susan Eisenhower has issued a letter congratulating Peter B. Lyons, the 2020 recipient of the ANS Eisenhower Medal. Lyons, ANS Fellow and member since 2003, was honored during the award ceremony segment of the opening plenary of the 2020 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting. Attendees can view the presentation via the ANS meeting portal.
June 9, 2020, 10:57PMNuclear News
Newswire will present coverage of sessions throughout the American Nuclear Society’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. Here are notes on some of the sessions covered on June 9, the second day of the meeting. If you missed the opening day's coverage from June 8, check out the opening day’s recap and roundtable discussion on hydrogen production.
June 9, 2020, 10:33PMNuclear News
The President’s Special Session of the 2020 American Nuclear Society Virtual Annual Meeting, organized by ANS’s Young Members Group (YMG) and Student Sections Committee (SSC), featured an all-star group of nuclear policy luminaries opining on the current influence of nuclear technology on U.S. national security and where the nation stands with regard to leadership of the future global nuclear industry.
June 9, 2020, 2:02PMANS News
American Nuclear Society President Marilyn Kray recognized recipients of four ANS awards on June 9 during the 2020 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting. The following awards were presented as part of the ANS President’s Special Session.
June 9, 2020, 10:24AMNuclear News
Producing hydrogen as well as electricity from the current fleet of nuclear reactors is garnering a lot of interest from stakeholders, according to representatives of four nuclear operating utilities that together operate about one-third of the U.S. nuclear fleet. That interest drew viewers to a Utility Roundtable on U.S. Leadership in Sustaining Clean, Competitive Power and Hydrogen during the June 8 opening plenary of the American Nuclear Society's 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting.
June 8, 2020, 11:36PMPress Releases
La Grange Park, IL – The American Nuclear Society (ANS) honored nine of its members as new Fellows – the society’s highest member status – and presented additional awards this week during the 2020 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting.
The bestowing of ANS’s highest member status of Fellow to the nine members is out of recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in nuclear science and technology.
June 8, 2020, 9:54PMNuclear News
Newswire will present coverage of sessions throughout the American Nuclear Society’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting. Here are notes on some of the sessions covered on June 8, the opening day of the meeting.
June 8, 2020, 7:31PMANS News
The recipients of four American Nuclear Society awards were recognized Monday during the opening plenary session of the 2020 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting. Hussein S. Khalil, Honors and Awards Committee chair, virtually presented each award in succession.