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August 11, 2020
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Barrasso: The future of nuclear energy is American
Sen. John Barrasso (R., Wyo.) authored an op-ed that was published in the Casper Star Tribune this week on the importance of rebuilding domestic uranium production. The article was published on the heels of a draft Senate bill, the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020, that was released on July 29.
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July 23, 2020
Local Section Webinar
Jews in Theory: Jews at Los Alamos, NM, During the Manhattan Project
Available to All Users
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...
Nuclear Science Week
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
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
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...
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...