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Organized to promote the advancement of knowledge in the use of nuclear science and technologies in the aerospace application. Specialized nuclear-based technologies and applications are needed to advance the state-of-the-art in aerospace design, engineering and operations to explore planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond, plus enhance the safety of air travel, especially high speed air travel. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to the creation of nuclear-based power and propulsion systems, multifunctional materials to protect humans and electronic components from atmospheric, space, and nuclear power system radiation, human factor strategies for the safety and reliable operation of nuclear power and propulsion plants by non-specialized personnel and more.
2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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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 Credential that Gives you the Edge
Licensure is an indicator of dedication to integrity, hard work, and creativity and is an assurance that the individual engineer has passed at least a minimum screen of competence. The American Nuclear Society offers the following materials to help you prepare for the Nuclear PE Exam:
Additional helpful information:
The Nuclear PE Examination is a 9.5-hour computer-based exam offered once per year in October. The exam is comprised of 85 questions. Answer options include multiple choice (one correct answer), multiple option (multiple correct answers), point and click, drag and drop, and fill-in-the-blank. The multiple option, point and click, drag and drop, and fill-in-the-blank answer options are known as alternative item types (AIT). Refer to the Sample AIT questions hyperlink below to view examples of each answer type. In addition, the NCEES website contains detailed tutorials, which elaborate on AITs.
The upcoming test date is Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Examinees may reserve their seat up to a year in advance at a Pearson VUE test center once they are registered with NCEES and approved by their state board. Candidates are encouraged to reserve their seat for this single-day event as early as possible.
Why Take the Nuclear PE Exam?
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