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Decommissioning & Environmental Sciences
The mission of the Decommissioning and Environmental Sciences (DES) Division is to promote the development and use of those skills and technologies associated with the use of nuclear energy and the optimal management and stewardship of the environment, sustainable development, decommissioning, remediation, reutilization, and long-term surveillance and maintenance of nuclear-related installations, and sites. The target audience for this effort is the membership of the Division, the Society, and the public at large.
2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
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Extraterrestrial Pu found in the ocean sheds light on cosmic events
Traces of freshly made plutonium and radioactive iron recovered from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean are contributing to an understanding of how heavier elements are created from exploding stars and other cosmic events, according to a National Public Radio report.
The Diversity & Inclusion in ANS Committee (DIA) is committed to encouraging underrepresented persons to enter and flourish in the field of nuclear science and technology. In fulfilling this commitment, DIA will provide complimentary registration for current underrepresented student members to attend the ANS Virtual Annual Meeting taking place June 14-16, 2021.The application is open to current student members of ANS who identify with underrepresented and historically excluded groups. Previous receipt of Professional Women in ANS (PWANS)/DIA travel funding, though not a disqualifying factor, will be taken into consideration.
Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee
Must be an ANS student member. All underrepresented students are highly encouraged to apply, including but not limited to:
Our evaluators will review each candidate carefully, and notify everyone of the awards by June 1. Selected students will receive a discount code for complimentary registration ($99 value) to the ANS Virtual Annual Meeting.
DIA Registration/Travel Grants are funded by the NEED scholarship fund and managed by the ANS DIA Committee. Within two weeks after attending the related meeting, grant recipients are required to submit a grant report to the DIA Committee outlining the personal benefits received from the grant and from attending the meeting. Reports should be sent to email@example.com.
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