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Division members promote the advancement of mathematical and computational methods for solving problems arising in all disciplines encompassed by the Society. They place particular emphasis on numerical techniques for efficient computer applications to aid in the dissemination, integration, and proper use of computer codes, including preparation of computational benchmark and development of standards for computing practices, and to encourage the development on new computer codes and broaden their use.
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Donalds, Barnard call for streamlining NRC’s regulatory process
“To be frank, any emissions-related climate goals are moonshots without nuclear energy, and next-generation nuclear technology is something that the United States can and SHOULD lead on.” So writes U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R., Fla.) and Christopher Barnard, vice president of external affairs for the American Conservation Coalition, in an essay published by RealClear Energy.
Good news: Donalds, one of the strongest advocates for nuclear energy in the U.S. House, and Barnard, publisher and coauthor of Green Market Revolution, begin their essay by noting some recent positive developments for nuclear power. They characterize the initial criticality of Vogtle-3, the first new nuclear reactor built in the United States in about 30 years, as “a monumental achievement for the American nuclear industry.” They praise the Biden administration’s allocation of funds to keep established nuclear plants operational.
During ANS Teacher Workshops, educators interact with nuclear professionals to explore basic concepts, learn about experiments and demonstrations suitable for the middle school and high school classroom, and experience hands-on activities to share with their students.
The ANS teacher workshops are possible as a result of the tremendous support from ANS members who volunteer their time and expertise. Workshops are hosted by the Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information.
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ANS also publishes classroom resources and activities that explain, in grade-appropriate language, the many uses of the atom and the vital role of nuclear technology.
For students, ANS offers broad perspective on the many careers related to nuclear science. The Society provides scholarship opportunities to students studying for careers in the field. Also offered is the Ask an Expert section. If you have a nuclear technology related question, just submit it to ANS. One of the experts will respond with an answer.
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