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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 Student Conference
April 8–10, 2021
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NC State celebrates 70 years of nuclear engineering education
An early picture of the research reactor building on the North Carolina State University campus. The Department of Nuclear Engineering is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its nuclear engineering curriculum in 2020–2021. Photo: North Carolina State University
The Department of Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University has spent the 2020–2021 academic year celebrating the 70th anniversary of its becoming the first U.S. university to establish a nuclear engineering curriculum. It started in 1950, when Clifford Beck, then of Oak Ridge, Tenn., obtained support from NC State’s dean of engineering, Harold Lampe, to build the nation’s first university nuclear reactor and, in conjunction, establish an educational curriculum dedicated to nuclear engineering.
The department, host to the 2021 ANS Virtual Student Conference, scheduled for April 8–10, now features 23 tenure/tenure-track faculty and three research faculty members. “What a journey for the first nuclear engineering curriculum in the nation,” said Kostadin Ivanov, professor and department head.
Welcome to our online application process. If you have never applied for an ANS scholarship before here is how you do it:
Community College / Trade School Scholarships
Application Deadline: April 1
Applicant must be a current high school senior and pursuing a STEM degree with an interest in nuclear science and technology.
Applicant must show exceptional financial need.
Application Deadline: February 1
Applicant CANNOT be an incoming college freshman. The General Application should be completed before applying for the undergraduate and graduate scholarships listed below.
Administered by ANS Divisions
Applicant must be enrolled in undergraduate studies in the discipline stated by the specific division.
Administered by ANS Local Sections
Applicant must be enrolled in undergraduate studies and fit into the geographical requirements determined by the local section.
Applicant must be enrolled in graduate-level studies in the discipline stated by the specific division.
Applicant must be enrolled in graduate-level studies and fit into the geographical requirements determined by the local section.
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