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.
Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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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Route readiness elements in a large-scale spent nuclear fuel transportation system
The scale and duration of a national campaign to transport spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from commercial nuclear power plants around the United States would be unprecedented. A meticulous level of planning that considers many elements is needed to inspire public confidence and support.
The ANS STEM Academy serves educators, students and everyone interested in nuclear science and technology. Sign up to receive resources for in and out of the classroom.
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 these events:
New Nuclear Technologies
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