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The Education, Training & Workforce Development Division provides communication among the academic, industrial, and governmental communities through the exchange of views and information on matters related to education, training and workforce development in nuclear and radiological science, engineering, and technology. Industry leaders, education and training professionals, and interested students work together through Society-sponsored meetings and publications, to enrich their professional development, to educate the general public, and to advance nuclear and radiological science and engineering.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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Cadre Holdings to acquire Alpha Safety
Cadre Holdings, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alpha Safety Intermediate, LLC, the operating parent of Alpha Safety, a nuclear safety solutions company, for $106.5 million (excluding working capital and certain other adjustments on closing).
ANS makes teaching nuclear science a little less intimidating and empowers educators to ensure student success. We produce webinars and workshops led by professionals, academics, and researchers on a range of nuclear-related topics, from nuclear energy and radiation to nuclear science across the curriculum. Virtually or in-person, ANS supports educators in inspiring students about nuclear science and technology.
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ANS offers in-person workshops and free webinars to allow educators to learn directly from nuclear experts in the field. Check out the recordings of our latest webinars below.
Microreactors:Nuclear Power in a Small, Modular PackageMicroreactors are big news in clean energy technology. Learn what they are, how they work, and their benefits from Piyush Sabharwall, senior staff nuclear research scientist and technical lead for the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy's Microreactor R&D Program at Idaho National Laboratory.
Radioisotopes:Nuclear Applications Beyond EnergyJulie Ezold, Californium-252 Program Manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN, presents background on radioisotopes, how they are made, and their uses for applications beyond nuclear energy.
Decoding Radioactive Decay:Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and MoreWhether you're new to teaching radioactive decay or looking for a refresher, Dr. Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar makes this complex topic easier to understand
Integrating Energy Systems for a Greener Future
Shannon Bragg-Sitton of the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory presented the department's research in integrating clean energy sources.
Measuring Radiation:K-12 Classroom InvestigationsAmber Johnson, director of the University of Maryland Radiation Facilities and Senior Reactor Operator, demonstrates inquiry-based activities for measuring radiation.
Visualizing Radiation: Making Radiation Real with Cloud ChambersANS Educator Trainer, Candace Davison, shows how to successfully set up and use cloud chambers.
What About the Waste?Managing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, a professor at Idaho State University and former ANS president, explains the nuclear fuel cycle.
Nuclear Energy: Fission, Fusion, and the Future
Learn the basics and the latest in nuclear energy from Eric Loewen, chief consulting engineer for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and ANS President 2011-2012.
Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World
Our Navigating Nuclear curriculum, developed in partnership with Discovery Education and the U. S. Department of Energy, provides the highest standard in nuclear science education. The standards-aligned grab-and-go resources make teaching and learning nuclear science engaging at all grade levels. Every resource includes a comprehensive educator guide to ensure educators can teach each topic with confidence.
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We can also bring our members into your classroom—virtually or in person—through our Nuclear Ambassadors. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit from a Nuclear Ambassador.
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