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2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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Germany’s nuclear decision: Hold the confetti for now
For the few members of the nuclear community who haven’t already been made aware, the Wall Street Journal yesterday published a story headlined “Germany to Keep Last Three Nuclear Power Plants Running in Policy U-Turn.” According to the WSJ, the German government plans to postpone retirement of the plants—all of which had been slated for closure by the end of 2022—fearing an inadequate energy supply this winter.
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August 4, 2022
The New Space Race is Going Nuclear
12:00–1:00PM (1:00–2:00PM EDT)
Available to All Users
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)
ANS Members Only
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
10:00–11:00AM (11:00AM–12:00PM EDT)
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...
February 10, 2022
Black Excellence in the Nuclear Field
1:00–2:00PM (2:00–3:00PM EST)
A panel of Black members who have had distinguished careers in nuclear discussed the challenges they have faced and what they see as the future opportunities for the Black community in the nuclear field. Read more...
January 27, 2022
Creating Value from Waste: Recycling Valuable Isotopes & Surplus Energy
11:00AM–12:30PM (12:00–1:30PM EST)
Presented by ANS's Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division, this international panel explored separating specific radionuclides from waste using recycling technology that enables pure materials to be used for other purposes. Read more...
December 14, 2021
U.S. Nuclear Power Plants: Clean Energy Assets at Risk
An expert panel offered diverse perspectives on recent successes and what challenges the nuclear industry faces next in the ongoing fight to preserve the existing fleet of plants in the U.S. Read more...