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Nuclear Criticality Safety
NCSD provides communication among nuclear criticality safety professionals through the development of standards, the evolution of training methods and materials, the presentation of technical data and procedures, and the creation of specialty publications. In these ways, the division furthers the exchange of technical information on nuclear criticality safety with the ultimate goal of promoting the safe handling of fissionable materials outside reactors.
2020 ANS Virtual Winter Meeting
November 16–19, 2020
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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Missouri S&T’s nuclear engineering program gains department status
Missouri S&T’s pool-type nuclear reactor. Photo: Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T
Sixty years ago, the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), then known as the University of Missouri at Rolla, was one of the first U.S. institutions to offer a nuclear engineering degree. Now, decades after it was offered as an option within metallurgical engineering, Missouri S&T’s nuclear program has attained new status as the Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science Department, the university announced on October 20.
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October 21, 2020
Nuclear Science Week
Nuclear in K-12 Education: Overview of ANS Toolkit & Reflections from Educators
Available to All Users
ANS, in partnership with Discovery Education and the Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, has developed resources to help K-12 educators teach nuclear science and technology. This webinar will begin with an overview of the resources, followed by reflections and commentary from three educators of various grade levels on their experiences teaching nuclear science and thoughts about ANS’s instructional materials. The webinar will then have a Q&A session with audience-supplied questions, responded to by the educators and an expert from the nuclear industry. Read more...
October 8, 2020
Get Involved with Nuclear Science Week!
The Department of Energy is engaging with students at all levels to celebrate Nuclear Science Week 2020. The Office of Nuclear Energy has exciting things in store for educators and students, from K-12 through university and STEM professionals. From new nuclear energy curriculum, launched with our partners at the American Nuclear Society and Discovery Education, to Nuclear Tech Connect which will host conversations on carbon-free energy and technology innovation, the webinar will showcase various opportunities to get involved. Join us for an interactive conversation about how you can be a part of Nuclear Science Week. Read more...
September 10, 2020
ANS Members Only
You'll hear from leaders in industry, national laboratory complex, and academia highlight ways to make you a unique and attractive candidate in your job searches. Attendees will then have the opportunity to break into small groups for interactive discussions and review resumes. Attendees are highly encouraged to bring their resume/CV for feedback during the breakout sessions. Read more...
September 3, 2020
Taking Nuclear Science Week Virtual with NAYGN
Virtual outreach can still be engaging and we want to show you how. Join North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) to learn interactive engagement techniques for celebrating Nuclear Science Week this year (October 19-23). Presenters Chris Chance and Christy Fletcher will share their best practices for virtual classroom visits and more. Read more...
September 2, 2020
Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee Webinar Series
Black Racial Justice in the Nuclear Community
How can ANS address this important issue? Panelists will discuss racial justice, sharing experiences through their personal and professional roles. Attendees are welcome to submit questions and comments during the conversation. Recommendations will serve as a springboard for the work of ANS and DIA in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read more...
August 12, 2020
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The ANS Young Members Group invites you to participate in the next installment of the “Spotlight on the National Labs” webinar series, featuring Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Panelists will offer insights into the unique nuclear science occurring at ORNL, highlighting how the lab is pursuing the Transformational Challenge Reactor, the world’s first additively manufactured nuclear reactor, as well developing leading modeling and simulation tools, moving reactor technologies forward, discovering new elements, and advancing the long-term vision of viable fusion energy. Read more...
July 23, 2020
Local Section Webinar
Jews in Theory: Jews at Los Alamos, NM, During the Manhattan Project
In this talk, Dr. Jack Shlachter will explore members of this leadership team and speculate on the connection between their presence at Los Alamos and their Jewish roots. Read more...
Introduction to Nuclear Science Week
Whether you’ve never heard of Nuclear Science Week, or it’s a regular event in your classroom, join us July 23, 1:00 pm EDT, for a half-hour webinar featuring Jennifer Hayden of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, originators of Nuclear Science Week. Read more...
July 21, 2020
Inform and Inspire the Next Generation Series
U. S. Spotlight on K-12 Nuclear Science Curriculum Initiatives and STEM Engagement
This is the first in a new series of webinars showcasing educational activities that inspire the next generation to explore energy solutions, including nuclear energy technologies for clean, reliable, resilient, and integrated systems. In this first webinar, presenters will explore new ways experts are growing the next generation of young minds with innovative approaches to STEM education. Read more...
July 16, 2020
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
In the sixth webinar of the "Spotlight on National Labs"series, attendees will learn about Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's history and discuss current ongoing research related to nuclear sciences and engineering. Read more...
July 1, 2020
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Participate in this free webinar and learn about Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s work in national security, energy resiliency, and environmental restoration — especially related to our nuclear R&D portfolio. Flash talks will focus on four fascinating projects: on-line monitoring, materials characterization, radiation detection, and solid phase processing. Read more...
June 18, 2020
Clean Nuclear Energy for Industry: The Case for SMRs and Microreactors in Puerto Rico
Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) and the ANS Young Members Group invite you to discuss the feasibility of next generation nuclear reactors, SMRs and microreactors, in response to Puerto Rico's pressing energy needs and legislative interest – House Resolution 1189. Read more...
May 20, 2020
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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...