ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Explore the many uses for nuclear science and its impact on energy, the environment, healthcare, food, and more.
The division was organized to promote the advancement of knowledge of the use of particle accelerator technologies for nuclear and other applications. It focuses on production of neutrons and other particles, utilization of these particles for scientific or industrial purposes, such as the production or destruction of radionuclides significant to energy, medicine, defense or other endeavors, as well as imaging and diagnostics.
2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|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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The U.S. Army’s Deactivated Nuclear Power Plant Program
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, is home to the North Atlantic Division’s Radiological Health Physics Regional (RHPR) Center of Expertise, which is leading the decommissioning of Army reactors.
From 1956 to 1976, the Army’s nuclear power program operated several small nuclear reactors to confirm the feasibility of their meeting military power needs on land. Three Army reactors were deactivated in the 1970s and placed into safe storage awaiting future decommissioning.
Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World fills a void for exciting, fact-based resources that explore nuclear process and the most current technologies that use them. Created by the American Nuclear Society, Discovery Education, and the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, Navigating Nuclear makes the complex nuclear world easier to understand in addition to making nuclear education for K-12 students inspiring—and fun!
American Nuclear Society
The American Nuclear Society (ANS) is the premier organization for those that embrace the nuclear sciences and technologies for their vital contributions to improving people’s lives and preserving the planet. Our membership consists of individuals from all walks of life, including engineers, doctors, students, educators, scientists, advocates, government employees, military personnel, and others. Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2024, ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver quality learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories.
The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy
The Office of Nuclear Energy’s mission is to advance nuclear energy, science, and technology to meet U.S. energy, environmental, and economic needs. To help ensure our nation’s youth have access to a valuable STEM resource, the office entered into a cooperative agreement with the American Nuclear Society in support of Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World’s high school and elementary school curriculum and provided expertise as part of the project’s content development team.
The American Nuclear Society thanks the following donors who have helped make the Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our WorldTM program possible:
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