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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.
2020 ANS Annual Meeting
June 8–11, 2020
Online Virtual Meeting
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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ITER reaches major construction milestone
The 1,250-ton cryostat base is positioned over the ITER tokamak pit for installation. The base is the heaviest lift of the tokamak assembly. Photo: ITER
ITER, the world’s largest international scientific collaboration, is beginning the assembly of the fusion reactor tokamak that will include 12 essential hardware systems provided by US ITER, which is managed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The first major machine element to be installed is the 1,250-ton base of the cryostat, which was placed into the tokamak assembly pit on May 26. ITER is located in southeastern France.
Nuclear Science Week (NSW) invites people from all over the globe to “Get to Know Nuclear” and participate in a week-long celebration that advances education, stimulates participation and generates communication that provides insight and visibility for the achievements of the nuclear sciences.
ANS has supported Nuclear Science Week since its inception in 2009. We also offer assistance to our Local and Student Sections through grants and donations.
The Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World™ high school curriculum launched October 14, just in time to join NSW celebrations. Navigating Nuclear is a nuclear science educational program that launched in 2018 beginning with middle school resources. It was created by the ANS Center for Nuclear Science and Technology Information in conjunction with Discovery Education™. The high school curriculum is being funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, as is an elementary school curriculum to be launched in 2020.
Navigating Nuclear resources are available free of charge on navigatingnuclear.com.
ANS Local and Student Sections support NSW enthusiastically. Here are just some of the events planned by our Local and Student Sections.
Be sure to tweet at us (@ANS.org) and show us your best way to celebrate #NuclearSciWeek! Be part of the conversation!
Last modified October 16, 2019, 8:59am CDT