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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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Venue, date changed for ANS’s Annual Conference
The American Nuclear Society’s 2024 Annual Conference is moving the venue in part to accommodate a higher-than-expected number of submissions for the Annual Conference and embedded topical meetings—the most received for an annual meeting in over a decade! The conference venue was changed to Mandalay Bay at the beginning of the Las Vegas strip. However, the change in accommodation comes with a change in dates: The meeting has been moved one week later than originally scheduled, to June 16–19.
Make radiation real with an ANS Visualizing Radiation Cloud Chamber Kit--available free on request to any K-12 educator.
Designed specifically for the needs of educators in and out of the classroom, the ANS Cloud Chamber Kit includes materials to build four cloud chambers. The only things the educator needs to provide are rubbing alcohol (91% for best results) and dry ice.
Also included are an illustrated step-by-step manual for setting up and using the cloud chambers and a classroom poster to help students identify the types of radiation they may observe.
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Use the following resources in explorations and investigations with the Visualizing Radiation Cloud Chamber Kit.
ANS Visualizing Radiation with Cloud Chambers.pptx
Health Physics Society Guidance for the Use of Exempt Quantities of Radioactive Materials in the Secondary SchoolProvide a copy of this handout to event organizers for their use and information.https://hps.org/sciencesupport/documents/hps_scisupport_guidance_exempt-quantities-school.pdf
Centers for Disease Control Safe Handling of Dry Icehttps://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/pfizer/downloads/dry-ice-safety-hcp.pdfUse this handout for guidance in handling dry ice and provide a copy to event organizers.
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