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Young Members Group
The Young Members Group works to encourage and enable all young professional members to be actively involved in the efforts and endeavors of the Society at all levels (Professional Divisions, ANS Governance, Local Sections, etc.) as they transition from the role of a student to the role of a professional. It sponsors non-technical workshops and meetings that provide professional development and networking opportunities for young professionals, collaborates with other Divisions and Groups in developing technical and non-technical content for topical and national meetings, encourages its members to participate in the activities of the Groups and Divisions that are closely related to their professional interests as well as in their local sections, introduces young members to the rules and governance structure of the Society, and nominates young professionals for awards and leadership opportunities available to members.
2023 ANS Winter Conference and Expo
November 12–15, 2023
Washington, D.C.|Washington Hilton
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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National Museum of Nuclear Science and History explores “atomic” culture
For many of us, the toys of our childhood leave indelible marks on our consciousness, affecting our long-term perceptions and attitudes about certain things. Hot Wheels may inspire a lifelong fascination with fast, flashy automobiles, while Barbies might shape ideas about beauty and self-image. For the generation who grew up during the Atomic Age—the post–World War II era from roughly the mid-1940s to the early 1960s—the toys, games, and entertainment of their childhoods might have included things like atomic pistols, atomic trains, rings with tiny amounts of radioactive elements, and comic books, puzzles, and music about nuclear weapons.
The nuclear workforce is growing, and ANS is working to ensure we can meet the needs of the evolving fields of nuclear science and technology. Learn about the exciting and varied career paths available through resources including classroom visits with ANS members, career profiles, and online interviews with nuclear professionals.
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The path to a career in nuclear isn’t a straight line. In fact, there are many paths leading in a wide range of directions. Made possible in part by a generous grant from Constellation, See It, Be It presents a series of webinars featuring real people talking about their careers in nuclear science and technology. Technicians, engineers, sailors, researchers, and more allow students to see what they could be in a nuclear career.
See It, Be It: Pathways to Nuclear CareersIn this webinar, the first in the See It, Be It series, an expert panel including representatives from government, corporate, and military organizations provides an overview of the range of careers offered in nuclear science and technology.
ANS's Young Members Group presents interviews with nuclear researchers and professionals making a positive impact on the world.
Life SciencesNuclear science is providing unique solutions to problems in life sciences including medicine and agriculture. Hear Katherina Stapelmann, assistant professor of nuclear engineering at North Carolina State University, discuss her research with plasmas and career in nuclear.
New Nuclear TechnologiesMarci Shelton, a senior nuclear engineer at SHINE Technologies LLC. Shelton currently works on the production of radioisotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic applications in medicine, such as cancer therapy and imaging. She talked about her work with SHINE as well as her background in the nuclear industry.
Nuclear EnergyNuclear energy is an exciting field helping create clean, reliable power. Sarah Camba Lynn, an engineering manager at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in Glen Rose, TX, talks about her work in nuclear energy.
Patrick McClure, Chief Operating Officer of Space Nuclear Power Group (SpaceNukes), developers of solutions for the future of space exploration and colonization, chats about his experience in space nuclear science at Los Alamos National Laboratory and in private industry.
Radiochemist, Fuels Reliability Engineer, Professor...these are just a few of the titles that represent unexpected pathways and disciplines you might not think of when you think nuclear science. Read about what it's like to keep the nation's nuclear materials safe, develop medical breakthroughs, and help generate clean energy.
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