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Aerospace Nuclear Science & Technology
Organized to promote the advancement of knowledge in the use of nuclear science and technologies in the aerospace application. Specialized nuclear-based technologies and applications are needed to advance the state-of-the-art in aerospace design, engineering and operations to explore planetary bodies in our solar system and beyond, plus enhance the safety of air travel, especially high speed air travel. Areas of interest will include but are not limited to the creation of nuclear-based power and propulsion systems, multifunctional materials to protect humans and electronic components from atmospheric, space, and nuclear power system radiation, human factor strategies for the safety and reliable operation of nuclear power and propulsion plants by non-specialized personnel and more.
Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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Nuclear Science and Engineering
Fusion Science and Technology
Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” at 70
Seventy years ago to the day, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his historic address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. (See December 2023 Nuclear News's “Leaders” column to read the reflections of Kathryn Huff, the Department of Energy’s assistant secretary for nuclear energy, on the speech’s anniversary.)
December 12, 2023
Innovations Student Competition
Innovations Student Competition Webinar Series: Part I
1:00–2:00PM (2:00–3:00PM EST)
Available to All Users
Join us for the first in a series of webinars featuring winners of the the Innovations in Nuclear Energy Research & Development Student Competition (INSC). Read more...
December 18, 2023
Creating a Safe, Secure, and Healthy Global Nuclear Industry
3:00–4:00PM (4:00–5:00PM EST)
Join us for a discussion on how to create a safe, secure, and healthy nuclear industry. Read more...
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November 8, 2023
Chicago Local Section Event
Update on SMR Technology
7:00–8:00PM (8:00–9:00PM EST)
ANS Members Only
The ANS Chicago Section invites all ANS members to a presentation on SMR technology, presented by NuScale Power's Rebecca Norris. Read more...
October 19, 2023
Radioisotopes: Nuclear Applications Beyond Energy
5:00–6:00PM (6:00–7:00PM EDT)
There’s more to nuclear science and technology than generating electricity. Join us for Nuclear Science Week with Julie Ezold of Oak Ridge National Laboratory to learn about applications for radioactive isotopes beyond nuclear power. Read more...
October 4, 2023
International Perspectives on the Role of Nuclear Energy in a Net-Zero Future
1:00–2:00PM (2:00–3:00PM EDT)
Experts from the academic, legal, and civil society community will offer perspectives around just what the main points and issues are within this constantly changing discussion and what the opportunities might be for nuclear energy in and around COP28. Read more...
September 28, 2023
Decoding Radioactive Decay: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and More
This presentation on radioactive decay was created specifically for K-12 educators by former ANS President Dr. Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, Associate Dean of the College of Science and Engineering and Professor of Nuclear Engineering at Idaho State University. Read more...
September 22, 2023
A One-on-One with NRC Chair Christopher Hanson
9:00–10:00AM (10:00–11:00AM EDT)
ANS members have exclusive early access to watch a one-on-one interview with NRC Chair Christopher Hanson and ANS Executive Director/CEO Craig Piercy. Read more...
September 20, 2023
Hispanic Excellence in the Nuclear Field
12:00–1:00PM (1:00–2:00PM EDT)
This Hispanic Heritage Month event featured a distinguished panel of nuclear professionals from industry, academia, and government. Read more...
September 13, 2023
Atomic Allies Event
Expanding your Outreach Impact: Atomic Allies Nuclear Science Week Tools
2:00–3:15PM (3:00–4:15PM EDT)
ANS and the Atomic Allies co-presented this engaging and informative session on how to elevate your Nuclear Science Week programming and expand your impact. Read more...
August 30, 2023
Revolutionizing the Future of Space Flight and Habitation
2:00–3:00PM (3:00–4:00PM EDT)
Learn about programs at NASA, DARPA, and the DOD that aim to accelerate humanity's space-based ambitions with nuclear rockets and non-terrestrial reactors for energy. Read more...
August 29, 2023
See It, Be It: Exploring Options in Nuclear Careers
Sail Into a Career in Nuclear Science and Technology
Join the American Nuclear Society to learn how military service provides a proven pathway to careers in nuclear science and technology. Read more...
August 25, 2023
Oppenheimer: Behind the Scenes with Los Alamos National Laboratory
10:00–11:30AM (11:00AM–12:30PM EDT)
ANS invites you to a special event featuring a discussion on the blockbuster feature film "Oppenheimer" with representatives from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Read more...
August 24, 2023
Integrating Energy Sources for a Greener Future
In this installment of our Educator Training series, Shannon Bragg-Sitton, Director of the Integrated Energy and Storage Systems Division at Idaho National Laboratory, presented the Department of Energy's research in integrating clean energy sources. Read more...
August 2, 2023
Project Pele Update
An update on the U.S. Department of Defense's Project Pele. Read more...
June 29, 2023
DIA Roundtable: The Impact of National, State, and Local Policies on the Nuclear Workforce
The ANS Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee hosted a discussion on how national, state, and local policies impact the nuclear workforces. Read more...
May 11, 2023
ANS STEM Academy Educator Training Series
Measuring Radiation: K-12 Classroom Investigations
The American Nuclear Society presented a free webinar on nuclear science lab activities developed specifically for K-12 educators. Amber Johnson, director of the University of Maryland Radiation Facilities, demonstrated inquiry-based activities for measuring radiation. Read more...
May 10, 2023
The State of the Industry
A distinguished group of panelists from across the nuclear policymaking sphere discussed the major issues of the day and shed light on the longer-term implications. Read more...
April 18, 2023
See It, Be It: Pathways to Nuclear Careers
11:00AM–12:00PM (12:00–1:00PM EDT)
The American Nuclear Society STEM Academy presented a free webinar on careers in nuclear science and technology developed specifically for K-12 educators and their students. An expert panel including representatives from government, corporate, and military organizations discussed the range of careers offered in nuclear science and technology. Read more...
April 10, 2023
Spending Time on Spent Nuclear Fuel
Alongside the Department of Energy, panelists from ANS, Orano, and Oklo offered perspectives on the many levers and opportunities associated with the spent nuclear fuel management question and how each organization is looking to see the challenge tackled. Read more...
April 5, 2023
Recommendations on Postclosure Aspects of Generic Standards for the Permanent Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Wastes in the U.S.
An expert panel presented ANS’s recommendations to the Environmental Protection Agency on generic standards for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste. Read more...
March 29, 2023
DOE Nuclear Export Regulations, 10 CFR Part 810: Updates & Understanding the Final Rule on Monetary Civil Penalties Rule
10:00–11:00AM (11:00AM–12:00PM EDT)
Learn about the final rule implementing procedures for imposing monetary civil penalties for violations of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) regulations found at 10 CFR Part 810 (Part 810), which govern exports of unclassified U.S. nuclear technology and assistance. Read more...
March 23, 2023
New Life for Diablo Canyon and Energy in California
A panel of experts discussed how the life of Diablo Canyon was extended and how we can keep it running for years to come. Read more...