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Young Members Group
The Young Members Group works to encourage and enable all young professional members to be actively involved in the efforts and endeavors of the Society at all levels (Professional Divisions, ANS Governance, Local Sections, etc.) as they transition from the role of a student to the role of a professional. It sponsors non-technical workshops and meetings that provide professional development and networking opportunities for young professionals, collaborates with other Divisions and Groups in developing technical and non-technical content for topical and national meetings, encourages its members to participate in the activities of the Groups and Divisions that are closely related to their professional interests as well as in their local sections, introduces young members to the rules and governance structure of the Society, and nominates young professionals for awards and leadership opportunities available to members.
2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
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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The consequences of closure: The local cost of shutting down a nuclear power plant
When on May 7, 2013, the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in rural Wisconsin was shut down, it took with it more than 600 full-time jobs and more than $70 million in lost wages, not including temporary employment from refueling and maintenance outages. Taking into account indirect business-to-business activity, the total economic impact of the closure of the single-unit pressurized water reactor was estimated to be more than $630 million to the surrounding three-county area.
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.
ANS's e-newsletter for educators, ReActions, provides subscribers with articles on nuclear science, suggestions for classroom activities, and information about upcoming events. If you are interested in receiving ReActions at no charge,please sign up here.
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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