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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
Cost drivers of nuclear steam cycle construction
Interest in reducing carbon emissions around the world continues to climb. As a complement to the increasing deployment of variably generating renewables, advanced nuclear is commonly shown in net-zero grid modeling for 2050 because it represents firm electricity production that can flex in output with load demands.1 However, these projections are challenged by the high levelized cost of electricity associated with legacy nuclear construction, which is often more than double that of modern combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants.
May 24, 2022
Annual Meeting Preview: Getting Back To What We Do Best
1:00–2:00PM (2:00–3:00PM EDT)
Available to All Users
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...
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...
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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?
12:00–1:00PM (1:00–2:00PM EDT)
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...
November 16, 2021
Reflections on Pete Lyons’ Technical Contributions to Nuclear Energy in the USA and
7:30–9:00PM (8:30–10:00PM EST)
The ANS Trinity Local Section presented this virtual tribute honoring Pete Lyons. Read more...
October 27, 2021
Spotlight on Nuclear Careers: Outer Space
12:00AM–12:30PM (1:00AM–1:30PM EDT)
Enjoy a chat with Patrick McClure, Chief Operating Officer of Space Nuclear Power Group (SpaceNukes), developers of solutions for the future of space exploration and colonization. McClure talked about his career, how we might power outer space exploration, and answered participant questions. Read more...
October 21, 2021
Fuel Cycle and Waste Management Division Two-part Series
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
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...