Our intrepid reporter files another update from the ANS Winter Meeting.
November 1, 2011, 7:01AMANS Nuclear Cafe
October 27, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Eric Loewen, president of the American Nuclear Society, on October 13 visited the new ANS Student Section at The City College of New York (CCNY). Loewen presented talks on "Fukushima and the Role of Past Severe Accident Research" and "The American Nuclear Society President's Special Committee on Used Nuclear Fuel Management Options" to an audience of more than 50 faculty members and students. (Loewen's previous visit to CCNY, in February 2011, is detailed here).
October 12, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
In recent weeks I have been excited to witness several genuine grassroots efforts in support of nuclear energy emerging on the scene. Several have already been covered on this forum, like the Rally for Vermont Yankee and the Webinar collaboration by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the American Nuclear Society. Both of these efforts proved to be very successful in bringing together nuclear supporters and gaining attention from the mainstream media.
September 29, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
September 16, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
ANS President Eric Loewen on September 14 conducted a whirlwind one-day speaking tour in Idaho. While there, Loewen held a discussion/seminar with the Idaho State University ANS Student Section and presented at the dinner banquet of the 2011 Test, Research and Training Reactors (TRTR) Annual Conference, which was co-sponsored by the Idaho ANS Local Section.
September 8, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
As part of a Colorado speaking tour, American Nuclear Society President Eric Loewen visited the ANS student section at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) on Wednesday, August 24. More than 30 students and two faculty members attended his talk, and later that evening 17 students and two faculty members were among the attendees at the Colorado ANS local section meeting.
September 6, 2011, 10:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
On August 25, 2011, I had the privilege of attending the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Center for Advanced Engineering Research (CAER) located in Bedford County, Va., near Lynchburg. The crowd at the event included representatives of local, state, and federal governments, as well as a number of area business people, academics, and boosters.
August 3, 2011, 6:01AMANS Nuclear Cafe
May 4, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Many American Nuclear Society members and groups across the United States have been energetically involved in the media, in their communities, and on campus during the recent events at the Fukushima plant. These members and groups have provided their knowledge and expertise to improve the accuracy of public discussions about the Fukushima events during a time when it has been sorely needed. This effort continues around the country as ANS members provide accurate, scientifically-sound information in front of TV cameras, at campus symposia, on local radio, in newspapers and journals, and by many other ways.
April 4, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
In the days since Japan's earthquake and tsunami combined to create the situation at Fukushima, nuclear professionals across the country have been united in our deep concern over the events in Japan and have contributed countless hours working to ensure that information provided to the public and media was based on fact and reason rather than hysteria and misinformation. I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the many ANS members who stepped forward to support the efforts of the Society in this time of great need.
February 25, 2011, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The Mississippi Section of the American Nuclear Society is offering two $1000 college scholarships to Mississippi high school graduates or college undergraduates. Scholarship winners are chosen from state-wide applications.
February 21, 2011, 9:20PMANS Nuclear Cafe
The Chicago local section of the American Nuclear Society launched activities for National Engineers Week a day early on Saturday, February 19, by presenting a student engineering workshop. The event was hosted by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), the largest science museum in the western hemisphere. The workshop was part of a series in which high school science achievers learn about different science disciplines and career paths. The workshop included 26 high school students from across Chicago, an MSI education coordinator, and two adult MSI volunteers.
February 19, 2011, 10:51AMANS Nuclear Cafe
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February 8, 2011, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The View from Vermont
January 23, 2011, 4:42PMANS Nuclear Cafe
On Saturday, January 22, the Chicago ANS Local Section launched the activities for National Nuclear Science week a day early by presenting a student nuclear science workshop, hosted by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry (MSI). Chicago MSI-the largest science museum in the western hemisphere-included the workshop as part of the Scientist at Work series, in which high school science achievers learn about different science disciplines and career paths.