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.
Isotopes & Radiation
Members are devoted to applying nuclear science and engineering technologies involving isotopes, radiation applications, and associated equipment in scientific research, development, and industrial processes. Their interests lie primarily in education, industrial uses, biology, medicine, and health physics. Division committees include Analytical Applications of Isotopes and Radiation, Biology and Medicine, Radiation Applications, Radiation Sources and Detection, and Thermal Power Sources.
2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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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Next for nuclear: Energy arbitrage
Can nuclear power plants prosper in the grid of 2030 or 2035, when new wind and solar farms will make electricity prices even more volatile? Can plants install energy storage that will help them keep running at full power, 24/7, to ride out times of surplus and sell their energy only when prices are high?
The ANS STEM Academy serves educators and students through a full suite of resources, including:
Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World
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. The program has reached more than 1.6 million students since its launch.
Learn more about nuclear science and technology
ANS helps get students excited about nuclear through classroom visits by nuclear professionals across the country. Volunteers from ANS's vast network of Local and Student Sections help with classroom learning activities while opening students' eyes to the world of possibilities nuclear careers have to offer.
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Contact us if you would like an ANS member to visit your classroom or if you're an ANS member and would like to volunteer.
ANS makes teaching nuclear science a little less intimidating and empowers educators to inspire their students with confidence. The Society offers educator workshops and webinars to allow educators to learn directly from nuclear experts in the field.
Check back soon for upcoming workshops and webinars.
Pathways to Nuclear
The nuclear workforce is growing and ANS is helping ensure we can meet the needs of the evolving industry. Students can learn about careers through classroom visits with ANS Nuclear Ambassadors as well as these online resources:
Spotlight on Nuclear Careers
Virtual interviews featuring professionals in a wide range of nuclear careers. Check out the recordings from our first two events:
New Nuclear Technologies
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