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2023 ANS Winter Conference and Expo
November 12–15, 2023
Washington, D.C.|Washington Hilton
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National Museum of Nuclear Science and History explores “atomic” culture
For many of us, the toys of our childhood leave indelible marks on our consciousness, affecting our long-term perceptions and attitudes about certain things. Hot Wheels may inspire a lifelong fascination with fast, flashy automobiles, while Barbies might shape ideas about beauty and self-image. For the generation who grew up during the Atomic Age—the post–World War II era from roughly the mid-1940s to the early 1960s—the toys, games, and entertainment of their childhoods might have included things like atomic pistols, atomic trains, rings with tiny amounts of radioactive elements, and comic books, puzzles, and music about nuclear weapons.
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September 28, 2023
Decoding Radioactive Decay: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and More
Available to All Users
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
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
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
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
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
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
Join us for 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 invites you to 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 STEM Academy presents 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
Join a distinguished group of panelists from across the nuclear policymaking sphere as they dig into 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
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.
Hear an expert panel present 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
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
Hear from 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...
March 22, 2023
An Inside Look at the FY 2024 Budget
ANS Members Only
Members of the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy leadership team discussed the Department of Energy's FY2024 budget request to Congress for nuclear energy with Read more...
March 9, 2023
Best of CONTE 2023
Hear the highlights of the ANS Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023). Read more...
March 7, 2023
Chicago Local Section Event
The NEXT Molten Salt Research Reactor at Abilene Christian University
The Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Lab at Abilene Christian University (ACU) has partnered with the NEXT Research Alliance (NEXTRA) to design, build and operate a research reactor at ACU. Learn about this reactor and more during an ANS Chicago Local Section event. Read more...