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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.
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Fusion Science and Technology
Understanding the ITER Project in the context of global Progress on Fusion
(photo: ITER Project gangway assembly)
The promise of hydrogen fusion as a safe, environmentally friendly, and virtually unlimited source of energy has motivated scientists and engineers for decades. For the general public, the pace of fusion research and development may at times appear to be slow. But for those on the inside, who understand both the technological challenges involved and the transformative impact that fusion can bring to human society in terms of the security of the long-term world energy supply, the extended investment is well worth it.
Failure is not an option.
ANS is striving to incorporate Navigating Nuclear into school curriculums across America. And we’re providing necessary outreach materials for ANS members – particularly parents and educators – to successfully recommend Navigating Nuclear to their local school districts, administrators and teachers.
Here is what you can do to help:
In 2018, ANS set the ambitious goal of ensuring every teacher and student in America has access to fact-based nuclear science and technology resources. Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World™, the K-12 nuclear science and energy curriculum created in partnership with Discovery Education and lead funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, was a first step in achieving that goal.
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Navigating Nuclear reached more than 1.2 million students in its first two years. Now, the program is going to grade school. Starting in October 2020, Navigating Nuclear’s elementary curriculum will be available at navigatingnuclear.com. In April, a Virtual Field Trip will take students via land, sea, and space to explore applications for nuclear energy and technology.
While Navigating Nuclear’s reach is impressive, we can do more. We’re now empowering local ANS members with the necessary materials to encourage school districts and administrators to incorporate Navigating Nuclear into their K-12 curriculums.
"Navigating Nuclear is an invaluable and engaging tool for teaching nuclear science to K-12 students. Now, we’re expanding Navigating Nuclear’s horizons by focusing our efforts on getting nuclear in every K-12 classroom. This ambitious outreach will certainly have a lasting positive impact on the education of millions of American students – including inspiring future career endeavors in nuclear science, engineering and medicine."
Mary Lou Dunzik-GougarPresident, American Nuclear SocietyAssociate Professor and Dean,Idaho State University College of Science and Engineering
ANS already has several resources for outreach initiatives. Look for more in the coming months.
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