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Human Factors, Instrumentation & Controls
Improving task performance, system reliability, system and personnel safety, efficiency, and effectiveness are the division's main objectives. Its major areas of interest include task design, procedures, training, instrument and control layout and placement, stress control, anthropometrics, psychological input, and motivation.
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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Terrestrial Energy upgrades IMSR plant design
Terrestrial Energy has upgraded the design of its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) nuclear power plant, the company announced on September 14. The proposed facility will now feature 390 MWe of generation capacity for grid supply from twin reactors and generators.
Your career is not a job title—it's the opportunity you have to be in exciting fields while having a positive impact on the world. Jobs abound in the field of nuclear energy and other related fields, often presenting themselves through unexpected pathways and in disciplines you might not think of when you think nuclear science.
Extend discussions around STEM applications beyond the classroom with these real world examples of people in nuclear-related careers and the impacts they are having on their communities and the world at large.
Sukesh Aghara, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering Director, Nuclear Engineering Program Director, Integrated Nuclear Security & Safeguards Lab (INSSL)University of Massachusetts Lowell
Aspiring nuclear researchers should be analytical thinkers who are naturally curious and have a predisposition to saying "yes".
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Natalie Zaczek McIntosh, P.E.
Nuclear Fuels EngineerExelon Nuclear
Don’t worry too much if you’re uncertain about which type of engineering degree to pursue – you don’t specifically need a nuclear engineering degree to be part of the industry.
M. Alex Brown, Ph.D.
ChemistArgonne National Laboratory
With great power…comes great responsibility! Nuclear chemists have a moral duty to promote peaceful uses of nuclear technology and dispel negative and harmful myths about nuclear energy.
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