In the not-so-distant 20th century past, our planet was in an uncertain new-world order. The second of two major wars had dramatically reshaped the landscape of the world's nations. It was not by any means assured that the extraordinary nuclear process of fission, which itself had been discovered mere years before the second war's end, would be successfully utilized for anything but the tremendous and frightening powers realized in thermonuclear warheads. In the years following, a humble project materializing out of the National Reactor Testing Station in Idaho was to challenge that assertion and demonstrate that nuclear fission could indeed be a commercial, peaceful source of electrical power for civilizations around the globe.
December 19, 2019, 5:29PMANS Nuclear Cafe
August 20, 2019, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
What does it mean to be a leader? That question is at the heart of the Young Professionals Congress 2019 (YPC19).
February 11, 2019, 6:39PMANS Nuclear Cafe
December 13, 2018, 9:20PMANS Nuclear Cafe
ANS member Dr. Christopher Morrison was a recent guest on The Space Show. Dr. Morrison covered space radiation, lifetime radiation limitations, legal limits, rodent GCR and radiation experimentation, terrestrial radiation simulations, space nuclear power & propulsion, super-cooling conductivity.
October 3, 2018, 8:01PMANS Nuclear Cafe
August 22, 2014, 2:57PMANS Nuclear Cafe
For too long, graduate students have been inadvertently marginalized due to a lack of status recognition in the American Nuclear Society, but those days are now past. The ANS Board of Directors has unanimously approved the joint Student Sections Committee (SSC)/Young Members Group (YMG) proposal to offer free YMG membership to graduate students. This is a great day for all Young Members, regardless of whether they're still in graduate school or not.
April 30, 2014, 4:57PMANS Nuclear Cafe
Social exchange theory is a foundational notion in social psychology that posits a rational basis for human relationships. It arose in 1958 based on theoretical foundations in economics, sociology, and psychology. Fundamentally, social exchange theory relies on three propositions :
March 5, 2014, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
January 15, 2014, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Interview by Katy Huff
December 11, 2013, 4:10PMANS Nuclear Cafe
October 30, 2013, 2:46PMANS Nuclear Cafe
The Young Member Excellence Award recognizes "a young member who has demonstrated overall excellence in a variety of areas." It is granted to an actively involved ANS YMG member who "advances the goals of the ANS Young Members Group, displays outstanding non-technical skills as well as technical or managerial ability, is recognized by others in their field, demonstrates high quality and safety standards, and positively represents nuclear science and technology to the general population."
September 24, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Two events sponsored by the Young Members Group (YMG) bookend the American Nuclear Society's Winter Meeting, and are traditional highlights for many ANS members. Now that details for participating have been announced, you may find that attending these opportunities are well worth extending your trip-but you'll have to be prepared!
July 31, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The needs of the young generation were discussed at length at this year's ANS Annual Meeting. Conversations took place at the Young Members Group meeting, student events, and most notably, the "Young Blood-Integration and Retention of the Next Generation" panel sponsored by the ANS Operations and Power Division (OPD), organized by Gale Hauck. This panel included nearly a dozen young members in academia, the U.S. national laboratories, and the private sector who shared a number of their unique experiences and needs as new faces in the nuclear field.
June 5, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Do you remember your first time ever attending an American Nuclear Society meeting? Are you about to attend your first one ever? Experienced that feeling of euphoria and excitement, and then when you opened up the meeting program for the first time, a sudden overwhelming feeling of, "Hey, what do I do now?"
May 21, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Mark your calendar to attend the Young Professionals Congress sessions this November in Washington, DC!
April 24, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Groups such as the ANS Young Members Group and the North American Young Generation in Nuclear, which empower a new generation of nuclear students and professionals, were recently joined by a small new sister organization, the WMS Next Generation Leadership Committee. The new organization was born during an informal meeting in February between organization leaders and young participants at the Waste Management Conference (presented by Waste Management Symposia [WMS] in Phoenix, Arizona).
March 20, 2013, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
Recently I had the honor of joining the "Rising Stars in Nuclear Science and Engineering Symposium" at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was a unique symposium, inviting a dozen Ph.D. candidates and early postdoctoral fellows to showcase their research, and to engage in rich discussions of early career strategies and challenges with exceptional researchers in the field.
February 19, 2013, 7:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
September 19, 2012, 6:20AMANS Nuclear Cafe
The American Nuclear Society's Young Members Group (YMG) has announced the recipients of the 2012 ANS Young Members Advancement Award and the ANS Young Members Excellence Award.
August 20, 2012, 6:00AMANS Nuclear Cafe
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.