Gale Hauck, engineering project manager at Westinghouse Electric Company, is the new chair of the American Nuclear Society's Young Members Group (YMG). YMG Secretary Elia Merzari caught up with her and asked her to introduce herself, as well as her plans for the YMG.
August 20, 2012, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
June 19, 2012, 5:00PMANS Nuclear Cafe
Attention ANS Young Members:
May 23, 2012, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Ready for the next leap in your career? Who doesn't like extra letters after their name? Well then, why not get a Professional Engineer license?
March 21, 2012, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
One of the missions of the American Nuclear Society's Young Members Group is to promote participation of young members in the activities of the society. Boosting the involvement of young members in the technical programs of the society's professional divisions is an important goal in this effort.
February 20, 2012, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Do you know someone who has worked tirelessly toward integrating young members into the American Nuclear Society? Do you know someone in the ANS Young Members Group who has demonstrated continued overall excellence in many areas? Now is your chance to nominate that person for national recognition of their efforts.
January 18, 2012, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Every member of the nuclear industry has a responsibility to focus on his or her own career development as a component of continuous improvement. While this is good advice, young professionals often struggle with how to identify these development opportunities. The question of how to overcome this challenge spirited discussion at the 2011 Young Professionals Conference.
November 22, 2011, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
During the American Nuclear Society's 2011 Winter Meeting in November, about 90 ANS members visited lawmakers to promote nuclear energy and technology as part of the ANS/Young Professionals Congress visit to Capitol Hill. As a student at Purdue University, which is located in Indiana, I met with legislative assistants from the offices of Indiana senators Richard Lugar (R.) and Dan Coats (R.) and Congressman Todd Rokita (R.).
November 21, 2011, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
One of the most exciting and important events at the American Nuclear Society's Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, this year was the "Capitol Hill Day" visit held on November 4. This event allowed society members the opportunity to go to Capitol Hill to meet with congress persons and staffs, and to offer unique expertise as the world's foremost experts in nuclear technologies.
October 31, 2011, 12:59AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Your reporter has been tramping around chilly Washington, DC, beset by an unseasonable early snow storm on Saturday. At the American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, aptly named this year, I'm collecting observations, rumors, and raw random data, throwing out the rumors and keeping the rest to post here. This will be a daily feature through Wednesday of this week.
October 29, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
We are just a few days away from the 2011 Young Professionals Congress, taking place during the ANS Winter Meeting next week in Washington, DC. We have many exciting and informative sessions scheduled for the meeting-informational sessions on important current topics, workshops, and interactive skills sessions (to find out more, see Nuclear Cafe posts 9-21 and 8-30).
September 21, 2011, 11:41PMANS Nuclear Cafe
The 2011 Young Professionals Congress (YPC 2011) is coming, and the time to register is now! YPC 2011 is an embedded topical of the American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, October 30-November 3, 2011. YPC2011 is the fourth YPC, and the second to be held as an embedded topical in parallel with the ANS Winter Meeting.
August 31, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
August 30, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
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June 2, 2011, 5:22AMANS Nuclear Cafe
About 35 percent of current nuclear workers will retire in next five years. Where will the next generation come from?
May 25, 2011, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The basic thesis of a post I wrote in January was that the Chernobyl accident was far enough in the past that the younger generation in the nuclear industry did not have the first-hand memories of the experience, and therefore lacked some of the emotional understanding of the event. I suggested that there should be a conscious effort to pass on how Chernobyl and Three Mile Island affected the culture of the industry.
February 16, 2011, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
I teach students of engineering. Many of them (although certainly not all) prefer logarithms to literature and algebra to anthropology. No doubt they get a fair share of that in my classes, but I try to include a bit of history whenever I can.
January 20, 2011, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
At a session on educational programs during a recent ANS meeting, a fairly new graduate student in nuclear engineering described a nuclear survey course that he had taken at his university. The graduate student had not studied nuclear engineering as an undergrad, and when he said, "I had never really heard of Chernobyl before I took this course," you could almost hear an audible gasp among the more, well, mature members of the audience.
November 24, 2010, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
What does it mean to be a nuclear engineer? That question is not as
November 3, 2010, 3:25PMANS Nuclear Cafe
This year's North American - Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN) continental conference was held in May and was themed "Leading the Change: Go Green." Participants learned that the future of electricity production in the United States would be heavily influenced by the desire to combat global warming. This desire is starting a national debate on how the country should select technologies for new electricity production facilities.