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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.
2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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The Hill article: The nuclear industry is stifled
In an opinion piece published by The Hill, Tim Cavanaugh blasts the federal government for “quick-fix” and “half-hearted” efforts to retain existing nuclear power plants.
Cavanaugh, senior editor at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, adds that the U.S. nuclear energy industry is stifled by outmoded policies and suggests a number of policy changes to allow it to flourish and to “end a regulatory model that has starved the nuclear industry nearly to extinction.”
Renewable failures: Cavanaugh’s first suggestion is to acknowledge the failure of renewable energy sources like wind and solar, which “produce too little energy and are too unreliable to make a dent in our heat and electricity needs, even though taxpayers have spent billions of dollars on green pork.”
October 20, 2022
ANS STEM Academy Educator Series
Nuclear Energy: Fission, Fusion, and the Future
5:00–6:00PM (6:00–7:00PM EDT)
Available to All Users
Join us for a professional development opportunity created specifically for K- 12 science educators. Read more...
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October 3, 2022
At a Crossroads: America's Clean Energy Workforce
10:00–11:00AM (11:00AM–12:00PM EDT)
Hear from industry experts on the future of clean energy jobs within the nuclear industry and innovations driving the next-generation workforce forward. Read more...
September 22, 2022
Nuclear Mythbusting Pitch Competition
6:00–7:30PM (7:00–8:30PM EDT)
The ANS Young Members Group is hosting a light-hearted pitch competition social to kick off the new academic year. Read more...
August 26, 2022
Inflation Reduction Act: What's in it for nuclear?
12:00–1:00PM (1:00–2:00PM EDT)
ANS Members Only
Join us for a members-only panel discussion that will explore what the Inflation Reduction Act will mean for existing nuclear power plants, the deployment of advanced reactors, the production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU), hydrogen, and much more. Read more...
August 4, 2022
The New Space Race is Going Nuclear
As federal funding is being applied to nuclear projects for various space-based applications and opportunities, an expert panel will discuss how nuclear companies and researchers are poised to capitalize. Read more...
July 20, 2022
Utility Working Conference Preview
11:00AM–12:00PM (12:00–1:00PM EDT)
Join us for a special preview event highlighting the topics that will be discussed during next month's Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo. Read more...
July 15, 2022
High Expectations for the Future of Low-Dose Radiation Research
A panel of federal policy and science experts will discuss what the future of low-dose radiation research may hold, including the impact of the recent National Academy of Sciences Study. Read more...
June 8, 2022
What Really Happened at Three Mile Island?
Join us for a special members-only conversation on the Netflix series, "Meltdown: Three Mile Island." ANS Executive Director / CEO Craig Piercy will talk to Lake Barrett to hear his perspective on the series and will discuss what really happened at Three Mile Island. Read more...
May 27, 2022
Spotlight on Nuclear Careers: Energy
12:15–12:45PM (1:15–1:45PM EDT)
ANS's Young Members Group presents an informal chat with Sarah Lynn Camba, engineering manager at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in Glen Rose, TX. Read more...
May 25, 2022
Practical Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: Turbulence Modeling and Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes
11:00AM–12:30PM (12:00–1:30PM EDT)
In the first of a four-part series on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), we will cover Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes or RANS turbulence models, which are currently the workhorse of CFD in industry. Read more...
May 24, 2022
Annual Meeting Preview: Getting Back To What We Do Best
1:00–2:00PM (2:00–3:00PM EDT)
Hear from organizers of the 2022 ANS Annual Meeting and get a glimpse of the topics that will be discussed and learn how you can get the most out of the upcoming conference. Read more...
April 29, 2022
Nek5000: Introduction and Quick Start Tutorial
10:00–11:30AM (11:00AM–12:30PM EDT)
Join the ANS Thermal Hydraulics Division for a tutorial on Nek5000, an open-source, highly scalable, high-order, spectral-element-based computational fluid dynamics code. Read more...
April 27, 2022
Budgeting for the Future of Nuclear
2:00–3:00PM (3:00–4:00PM EDT)
Join ANS as representatives from the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy offer perspectives on what the proposed FY23 budget means for the future of many important nuclear energy programs and initiatives. Read more...
April 26, 2022
A Reactor Physicist’s Explanation of Chernobyl
12:00–1:30PM (1:00–2:30PM EDT)
The ANS Reactor Physics Division invites you to join us to hear insight from Christopher Perfetti on the anniversary of the Chernobyl accident. Read more...
April 22, 2022
Earth Day: Reflections on the Future of Clean Energy
Hear from representatives from the energy, industrial, and transportation sectors as they discuss how their industries will need to adapt emissions-free options on a scale never seen before. Read more...
March 23, 2022
Spent Nuclear Fuel Management: Wasting Away or Chance for Progress?
A panel of experts discussed where and how progress can and is being made as well as what more is needed to address spent nuclear fuel management in the U.S. Read more...
March 16, 2022
Securing a Strong Workforce for the Next Generation of Reactors
11:30AM–1:00PM (12:30–2:00PM EDT)
ANS's Education, Training & Workforce Development Division presented a discussion of workforce needs demanded for next generation reactor implementation. Panelists provided perspectives on what academia, industry, and government are doing to prepare the future nuclear workforce for the construction and operation of next generation reactors planned to be built in the late 2020s and early 2030s. Read more...
March 11, 2022
High-Assay Low Enriched Uranium: Fueling Nuclear Energy’s Future
9:00–10:00AM (10:00–11:00AM EST)
Our expert panel discussed securing high-assay low enriched uranium for the future. Read more...
March 3, 2022
Spotlight on Universities
Virginia Commonwealth University
12:00–1:30PM (1:00–2:30PM EST)
Join the ANS Young Members Group as we host the faculty and staff of Virginia Commonwealth University on to discuss their program and the research they are doing to further nuclear energy. Read more...
February 25, 2022
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on Nuclear Careers
Spotlight on Nuclear Careers: New Nuclear Technologies
12:15AM–12:45PM (1:15AM–1:45PM EST)
ANS's Young Members Group shines the spotlight on careers in new nuclear technologies. In this webinar, Marci Shelton, senior nuclear engineer at SHINE Technologies LLC, where she works on production of radioisotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic applications in medicine, talked about her current and previous positions. Read more...
February 24, 2022
Perspectives from Past NRC Chairs
12:00–1:00PM (1:00–2:00PM EST)
A panel of past chairs of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission offered perspectives of their time with the NRC, the current challenges faced by the commission, and what the future holds for the NRC and nuclear technology. Read more...