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Radiation Protection & Shielding
The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–17, 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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No deal yet in Illinois for Exelon nuclear plants
The Illinois Senate adjourned on June 15 without calling a comprehensive energy regulatory reform package for a vote, Capitol News Illinois reported. State Sen. Bill Cunningham (D., Chicago) and Senate president Don Harmon (D., Oak Park) said afterward that they expect a vote to happen sometime this summer as negotiations continue.
Utilizing the Nuclear Engineering Education for the Disadvantage (NEED) funds, the Diversity and Inclusion in ANS (DIA) Committee administers the George A. Ferguson Motivational Grants. Grants are awarded to kindergarten through high school educators who wish to expand their STEM curriculum by introducing nuclear science to their students. The grants are open to all K-12 educators, however, priority is given to educators that serve culturally and economically disadvantaged students in the United States (and its territories) or programs that are co-sponsored by ANS local and/or student sections.
Downloads: Grant Application (printable PDF)
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An applicant may receive one grant per year. The limit for a single grant is $5,000. Recipients must complete the project within 12 months after receiving the grant, and a grant report must be submitted to the ANS DIA Committee within two months after completion of the project.
Grants funds may not be awarded for the same program more than three (3) times.
The following provide guidance on general expectations, timelines, and restrictions on expenditures using NEED funds. The DIA Committee reserves the right to reduce the amount of a grant to an institution if the proposal contains activities that are not aligned with NEED’s mission.
2-5 awarded annually up to $5,000/each
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