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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Metz on Harold Denton: Memories of a life in nuclear safety
A number of years ago, historian and writer Chuck Metz Jr. was at the Bush’s Visitor Center in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains when he ran into former Nuclear Regulatory Commission official Harold Denton and his wife. Metz was at the visitor center, which opened in 2010 and is now a tourist hotspot, because, as he explained to the Dentons at the time, he had overseen the development of its on-site museum and had written a companion coffee-table history book.
The chance meeting turned into a friendship and a fruitful collaboration. Denton, who in 1979 was the public spokesperson for the NRC as the Three Mile Island-2 accident unfolded, had been working on his memoir, but he was stuck. He asked Metz for help with the organization and compilation of his notes. “I was about to retire,” Metz said, “but I thought that exploring the nuclear world might be an interesting change of pace.”
Denton passed away in 2017, but by then Metz had spent many hours with his fast friend and was able to complete the memoir, Three Mile Island and Beyond: Memories of a Life in Nuclear Safety, which was published recently by ANS. Metz shared some of his thoughts about Denton and the book with Nuclear News. The interview was conducted by NN’s David Strutz.
This year, the American Nuclear Society Scholarship Policy and Coordination Committee, the ANS Divisions, and Local Sections have awarded 79 scholarships totaling $204,000 to students pursuing degrees in nuclear science and technology.
Thank you to all the donors who have generously supported our scholarship programs. Your generosity has allowed ANS to fund 50% of the students who applied for scholarships this year.
ANS Sponsored Interns
Zachary T. Deziel - NASA
Robert Brent Renfrow - Lipscomb University
Kent Hamlin Memorial Scholarship
Micheal J. Bircher - Columbia Basin College
Thomas C. Oberhausen - Lakeland Community College
Nontraditional Student Scholarships
John and Muriel Landis Scholarships
ANS Incoming Freshman
ANS Undergraduate (Sophomore)
ANS Undergraduate (Junior/Senior)
Angelo F. Bisesti Memorial Scholarship
Raymond DiSalvo Memorial Scholarship
William R. & Mila Kimel Nuclear Engineering Scholarship
John R. Lamarsh Memorial Scholarship
Hans P. Loewen Memorial Scholarship
Accelerator Applications Division Scholarship
Operations and Power Division Scholarship
Fusion Energy Division Dr. Kenneth R. Schultz Undergraduate Scholarship
Rudi Stamm’ler Reactor Physics Division Scholarship
Everitt P. Blizard Graduate Scholarship
Robert A. Dannels Memorial Scholarship
Decommissioning & Environmental Sciences Division Graduate Scholarship
Ely M. Gelbard Graduate Scholarship
Alan F. Henry/Paul A. Greebler Memorial Scholarship
Lawrence E. Hochreiter Graduate Scholarship
Saul Levine Memorial Scholarship
Michael J. Lineberry Graduate Scholarship
Nuclear Criticality Safety Pioneers Scholarship
Fuel Cycle & Waste Management Division John D. Randall Scholarship
James F. Schumar Scholarship
Robert E. Uhrig Graduate Scholarship
Vogt Radiochemistry Scholarship
ANS Oak Ridge / Knoxville Local Section Graduate Scholarship
ANS Oak Ridge / Knoxville Local Section Undergraduate Scholarship
ANS Pittsburgh Local Section Graduate Scholarship
ANS Pittsburgh Local Section Undergraduate Scholarship
Washington DC Local Section George P. Shultz and James W. Behrens Graduate Scholarship
Washington, DC Local Section Jeffrey A. Gorman Undergraduate Scholarship
Savannah River Local Section Richard Benjamin Memorial Scholarship
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