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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 Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Inspecting nuclear facilities with unmanned aerial systems
Over the past decade, unmanned aerial systems (UASs), more commonly referred to as drones, have played an increasing role in the day-to-day activities of the energy sector. Applications range from visually inspecting wind turbines, flare stacks, pipelines, and facilities to evaluating vegetation encroachment near power lines. Although the benefits of UASs have been reported in these industries, their use in the nuclear community has only recently been explored. For instance, a drone was sent into a waterbox at a Duke Energy facility to inspect for leaks.1 And at Fukushima Daiichi, a drone was used to conduct a post-accident radiation survey inside Unit 3, and drones are being investigated for use inside the damaged containments.2
October 27, 2021
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on Nuclear Careers
Spotlight on Nuclear Careers: Outer Space
12:00AM–12:30PM (1:00AM–1:30PM EDT)
Available to All Users
FREE webinar for students interested in nuclear careers: Chat live with a space nuclear scientist!
Gather your students for a live career chat with Patrick McClure, Chief Operating Officer of Space Nuclear Power Group (SpaceNukes), developers of solutions for the future of space exploration and colonization. Read more...
October 28, 2021
Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division Two-part Series
The Faces of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle & Waste Management
12:00–1:30PM (1:00–2:30PM EDT)
ANS Members Only
The ANS Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division of ANS presents the second of a two-part series about the nuclear fuel cycle. Join us as we dive deeper into the people behind the scenes with “The Faces of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle & Waste Management.” Read more...
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October 21, 2021
Beyond Reactors: Understanding the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Part one of the ANS Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division's two-part series on the nuclear fuel cycle, "Beyond Reactors: Understanding The Nuclear Fuel Cycle" featured an expert panel that provided a step-by-step overview of the fuel cycle from beginning to end. Read more...
October 20, 2021
Pitch Your Research
12:00–12:30PM (1:00–1:30PM EDT)
This special webinar highlighted the 2021 Student Conference Pitch Your Research winner, Haozheng Qu. Read more...
October 19, 2021
Next Generation Nuclear I&C Strategies Lunch and Learn
11:00AM–12:30PM (12:00–1:30PM EDT)
The American Nuclear Society's Human Factors, Instrumentation and Control Division (HFICD) presented Next Generation Nuclear Instrumentation and Control hurdles and opportunities. Read more...
October 13, 2021
Energy Journalism, Nuclear and a Changing Climate and Media Landscape
1:00–2:30PM (2:00–3:30PM EDT)
Energy and environmental news make the front page every day as floods, fires, and droughts focus the world’s attention on climate change and experts call for a rapid energy transition. In this members-only webinar, leading energy and environmental reporters went beyond nuclear to discuss the changing role of energy journalism and the challenges of connecting with the public on complex issues. Read more...
October 1, 2021
Why Thermal Hydraulics? Why THD?
In this webinar, ANS's Thermal Hydraulics Division presented a select overview of thermal-hydraulic research in the United States and the role THD has in promoting the exchange of ideas and recognizing excellence in the field. Read more...
September 22, 2021
Empowering Women to Succeed
12:00–1:15PM (1:00–2:15PM EDT)
Some of the brightest stars of the industry shared their keys to success in this panel discussion, produced by a collaboration of #AtomicAllies (ANS, NAYGN, U.S. WIN, and NEI). Read more...
August 26, 2021
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
Nevada National Security Site
The ANS Young Members Group turned the spotlight on the Nevada National Security Site.
The Nevada National Security Site and its related facilities, the premier ground truth enterprise for the nation’s innovations, was highlighted. Read more...
June 23, 2021
What will a clean U.S. electric grid look like in 2035?
12:30–1:30PM (1:30–2:30PM EDT)
Experts from numerous different perspectives and organizations discussed how we can best achieve a clean U.S. electric grid in 2035. Read more...
May 21, 2021
PE Licensure: Supply Power to Your Career to Help Power the World
Panelists from across the industry discussed the importance of professional licensure and the role nuclear professionals play to protect the health and safety of the public. Read more...
May 19, 2021
Nuclear Frontiers Virtual Field Trip Launch Party
12:00–1:00PM (1:00–2:00PM EDT)
Learn how ANS has helped reach more than 1.6 million K-12 students through Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World. This special event included a viewing of our third virtual field trip, Nuclear Frontiers: Powering Possibility. Launched May 6, 2021, the video explores the amazing ways that nuclear science is fueling earthly innovation and deep space exploration. Read more...
May 11, 2021
Sandia National Laboratories
10:30AM–12:00PM (11:30AM–1:00PM EDT)
Sandia grew out of America’s World War II effort to develop the first atomic bombs. Today, keeping the U.S. nuclear stockpile safe, secure, and effective is a major part of Sandia’s work as a multidisciplinary, national security, engineering laboratory. Sandia’s role has evolved to address additional threats facing our country. The laboratory’s highly specialized research staff is at the fore front of innovation, collaborating with universities and companies and performing multidisciplinary science and engineering research programs with significant impact on U.S. security. Read more...
April 22, 2021
What does Earth Day mean to you?
10:00–11:00AM (11:00AM–12:00PM EDT)
In this special 2021 Earth Day event, panelists representing a broad spectrum of environmental, social, and advocacy perspectives discussed what Earth Day means to them. Read more...
April 7, 2021
Nuclear Energy Today and Tomorrow: Advanced Reactor Technologies
The United States has the most advanced reactor innovators in the world. New designs are being developed from microreactors (a few megawatt electric) to large gigawatt-class machines with all sizes in between. This webinar provides an overview of advanced reactors, the ongoing projects, their potential uses, and fuel cycle prospects. Read more...
April 1, 2021
Digital Modernization Strategies Lunch and Learn
The American Nuclear Society’s Human Factors and Instrumentation and Control division presented a lunchtime webinar on digital modernization strategies and plans throughout the US nuclear fleet. Read more...
March 31, 2021
The Role of Nuclear Power in Illinois
1:00–3:00PM (2:00–4:00PM EDT)
The ANS University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Student Section and ANS Chicago Local Section explore nuclear power in Illinois. An expert panel discussed the economic impact of nuclear power plants, how nuclear helps address climate change, efforts to keep plants open in Illinois, and the nuclear legacy in the state. Read more...
March 26, 2021
Perspectives from Past DOE Nuclear Energy Officials
Hear perspectives on the future of nuclear energy offered by individuals that have played a significant role in framing the United States nuclear energy policies of the past, present, and future. Read more...
March 23, 2021
Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee Webinar Series
Coping with COVID: The Pandemic and the Nuclear Community
The ANS Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee presented a discussion on how the nuclear community is responding to the pandemic, what more can be done, what support resources are available, and what the future looks like. Read more...
March 17, 2021
Disposal of HLW and SNF: Shall we dispose of it before 2050?
This webinar provided an overview of the current progress and status of such disposal programs globally and the technical, socio-political, and regulatory timelines associated with such disposal facilities. The webinar also addressed the more recent considerations for a more integrated waste management policy seeking to optimize the overall management of all radioactive wastes requiring disposal. Read more...
March 10, 2021
Brookhaven National Laboratory
12:00–1:30PM (1:00–2:30PM EST)
The ANS Young Members Group presents Brookhaven National Laboratory. Read more...
March 2, 2021
Nuclear News Presents: A Look Back at the Fukushima Daiichi Accident
A distinguished panel discussed the lessons we’ve learned, the decontamination and decommissioning approach, and future challenges. The panel, which featured several principal members of the ANS Special Committee on Fukushima, also examined what the committee got right and what it got wrong in the Fukushima Daiichi report. Read more...