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.
Nuclear Installations Safety
Devoted specifically to the safety of nuclear installations and the health and safety of the public, this division seeks a better understanding of the role of safety in the design, construction and operation of nuclear installation facilities. The division also promotes engineering and scientific technology advancement associated with the safety of such facilities.
2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim 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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Cost drivers of nuclear steam cycle construction
Interest in reducing carbon emissions around the world continues to climb. As a complement to the increasing deployment of variably generating renewables, advanced nuclear is commonly shown in net-zero grid modeling for 2050 because it represents firm electricity production that can flex in output with load demands.1 However, these projections are challenged by the high levelized cost of electricity associated with legacy nuclear construction, which is often more than double that of modern combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants.
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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