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The Education, Training & Workforce Development Division provides communication among the academic, industrial, and governmental communities through the exchange of views and information on matters related to education, training and workforce development in nuclear and radiological science, engineering, and technology. Industry leaders, education and training professionals, and interested students work together through Society-sponsored meetings and publications, to enrich their professional development, to educate the general public, and to advance nuclear and radiological science and engineering.
2020 ANS Annual Meeting
June 8–11, 2020
Online Virtual Meeting
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Nominations needed for the 2021 ANS election
Each year, ANS leaders are nominated and elected from among the dedicated nuclear technology professionals that make up the Society’s membership. Now is your chance to nominate candidates to run in the 2021 ANS national election for the offices of vice president/president-elect and treasurer and for five positions on the ANS Board of Directors. All terms will begin in June 2021.
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May 20, 2020
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Available to All Users
Learn about NREL’s history and how the lab is leading the way in advancing clean energy technologies and their integration into the global energy system, including evaluation of multi-technology, multi-sectoral solutions with nuclear energy. NREL applies its expertise worldwide to scale up use of advanced renewable energy technologies for the power, transport, buildings, and industrial sectors and optimize overall energy system performance. They have extensive experience in adapting and applying energy solutions for countries and all regions throughout the world. Read more...
May 6, 2020
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory, originally a top secret lab called Project Y, was established in 1943 as the center for nuclear weapon design and was the heart of the Manhattan Project. Since then, LANL has expanded its focus and now conducts research into many fields, including national security, energy, space exploration, materials science, biology, and engineering. It’s been home to over a dozen Nobel Prize winners, including Neils Bohr, Sir James Chadwick, Enrico Fermi, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Richard Feynman, and Hans Bethe. Read more...
April 30, 2020
Spotlight on National Labs
Argonne National Laboratory
Learn about Argonne’s storied history and how the lab is supporting key nuclear energy and other initiatives of national and international significance. Read more...
April 15, 2020
Idaho National Laboratory
The U.S. DOE National Lab system has been the backbone of the U.S. nuclear discovery, design, and innovation since its inception in the 1930s and 40s. The ANS Young Members Group is excited to present a series of webinars meant to highlight each DOE lab's unique history, main research focus areas, and contributions to the U.S. and global nuclear industry. Read more...
April 10, 2020
Student Webinar Series
Student Design Competition
Ten teams competed in the finale of the ANS Student Webinar Series, an exciting new initiative that was launched following the postponement of the 2020 ANS Student Conference. Read more...
April 3, 2020
Nuclear Economics: Future of Nuclear
Nuclear energy supplies nearly 20 percent of all of our domestic electricity generation, and 55 percent of carbon-free generation. Nuclear power plants supply the baseload, always-available emissions-free electricity, while providing significant benefits to regional economies. This panel discussion focused on the economics of nuclear power. Read more...
March 27, 2020
Opening Plenary featuring Dr. Rita Baranwal
ANS has taken the 2020 Student Conference virtual with a special three-part series. Dr. Rita Baranwal, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) was the opening plenary speaker. Following Dr. Baranwal's presentation, a Q&A session was moderated by ANS Executive Director/CEO Craig Piercy. Read more...
March 25, 2020
American Nuclear Society presents
Microreactors in the Near Horizon: Innovative Solutions for Clean Energy Systems
The American Nuclear Society Young Members Group (YMG), the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future) initiative, and the International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) proudly hosted this webinar on how microreactors will empower many innovative uses in our future clean energy economy. Read more...
February 24, 2020
Update on the ANS Change Plan 2020 and Operations Review
ANS Members Only
ANS Executive Director/CEO Craig Piercy provides an update on implementation of the ANS Change Plan 2020 and the recently completed operations review. Read more...
November 5, 2019
ANS Members-Only Webinar hosted by the Young Members Group
Federal Policy Landscape for Nuclear Energy
An update on the political landscape of nuclear as we near the 2020 fall election season. Topics covered ranged from interacting with the green community on nuclear, low-dose radiation, and a breakdown of current federal nuclear legislation. The current nuclear fleet, advanced reactors, and the non-energy applications of nuclear were also touched upon. Read more...
September 24, 2019
Low-dose Radiation: What is the science telling us?
Watch a special ANS members-only video webinar on the health effects, research and development, and the polarizing questions which surround the topic of low-dose radiation. Moderated by ANS Washington Representative Craig Piercy, the discussion featured three nationally recognized experts in the low-dose radiation field. Read more...
June 27, 2019
Nuclear Waste Environment in the U.S. and the Nuclear Waste Administration Act Overview — ANS Members-Only Webinar
On Thursday, June 27, ANS Nuclear Waste Policy Task Force Chair Steve Nesbit provided testimony during a hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The purpose of the hearing was to examine options for the interim and long-term storage of nuclear waste and to consider S. 1234, the Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2019. Read more...
January 31, 2017
Unraveling the Mystery of Consensus Standards
This recording was an ANS members-only webinar. Panelists included George F. Flanagan, ANS Standards Board Chair; Steven L. Stamm, ANS Standards Board Vice Chair; and William M. Turkowksi, ANS Standards Board Member. Read more...
September 19, 2016
Vote Nuclear - A Webinar for ANS Members
This ANS members-only webinar was recorded on Monday, September 19, 2016. Panelists included ANS member Tim Crook and ANS Washington Representative, Craig Piercy. Read more...
October 21, 2015
Delivering Multi-scale Multiphysics Solutions for Commercial Nuclear Industry Challenges -CASL Energy Innovation Hub
CASL is the first U.S. Energy Innovation Hub connecting fundamental research and technology development through an integrated partnership of government, academia, and industry. Read more...
March 26, 2015
10 CFR Part 810 and You: A Successful ANS Webinar
Richard S. Goorevich and Katie Strangis answer questions about the 10 CFR 810 rule: Assistance to Foreign Atomic Energy Activities. Read more...
November 26, 2014
EPA's proposed "Clean Power Plan Rule"
The ANS Young Member Group organized this webinar to discuss the EPA's "Clean Power Plan Rule" and how it affects nuclear energy. Read more...
June 25, 2014
The Basics of 810 Regulations and ANS's Role
This session will describe the scope of 10CFR810, the rulemaking that is in process, and how ANS is engaged in providing industry guidance on compliance with 10CFR810. Read more...
March 5, 2014
Impact of FY2015 Budget Request
Craig Piercy, ANS Washington representative, will outline the proposed budget for the Department of Energy, including funding for nuclear R&D and University programs, and discuss its prospects in Congress. Read more...
September 25, 2013
Policy Update: ANS and the Nuclear Policy Landscape in Washington
Craig Piercy, ANS Washington representative, will provide a snapshot of what's on the horizon for the upcoming legislative session and the role ANS is playing in the debates that shape our industry. Read more...