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Materials in Nuclear Energy Systems (MiNES 2023)
December 10–14, 2023
New Orleans, LA|New Orleans Marriott
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U.K., South Korea form new clean energy partnership
The United Kingdom has announced a new partnership with South Korea to accelerate the clean energy transition by strengthening cooperation on low-carbon technologies, domestic climate policies, and civil nuclear energy.
Signed November 22 in London by British energy security and net zero secretary Claire Coutinho and South Korean minister for trade, industry, and energy Moon Kyu Bang, the partnership promotes U.K.-South Korean business collaboration, addressing barriers to trade and encouraging mutual development of the two nations’ energy sectors.
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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
Available to All Users
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...
March 2, 2023
ANS STEM Academy Educator Training
Visualizing Radiation: Making Radiation Real with Cloud Chambers
Cloud chambers are an exciting tool to make radiation real for students. Candace Davison, ANS educator training specialist, demonstrated creating and using cloud chambers to allow students to see the unseen. Read more...
February 8, 2023
Atomic Allies Event
Intro to #Atomic Allies
Curious about the #AtomicAllies and what they do? Check out this webinar. Read more...
January 26, 2023
ANS STEM Academy Educator Series
What About the Waste? Managing the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
This is the second in American Nuclear Society STEM Academy series created specifically for K-12 educators. Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, a professor at Idaho State University and former ANS president, explained the nuclear fuel cycle, current technologies for spent fuel handling, and emerging technologies that reimagine nuclear waste management. Read more...
January 19, 2023
CONTE 2023 Preview
Enjoy this preview of the ANS Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023), which took place February 6-9, 2023 in Amelia Island, FL. Read more...
December 7, 2022
ANS’s Nuclear News Presents: A Conversation with Jigar Shah
ANS Executive Director/CEO Craig Piercy interviewed Jigar Shah, Director of the Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office (LPO). Read more...
November 8, 2022
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on Nuclear Careers
Spotlight on Nuclear Careers: Life Science
ANS's Young Members Group presented this conversation with Dr. Katherina Stapelmann of North Carolina State University on nuclear careers in the life sciences. Read more...
October 24, 2022
Powering our Future: The Coal to Nuclear Opportunity
The ANS Operations and Power Division invites you to an expert panel discussion on the challenges that still remain to unlock the full potential of a large-scale coal to nuclear transition in the U.S. Read more...
October 20, 2022
ANS STEM Academy Educator Series
Nuclear Energy: Fission, Fusion, and the Future
Join us for a professional development opportunity created specifically for K- 12 science educators. Read more...
October 18, 2022
Join YMG to celebrate Nuclear Science Week with a webinar about Nuclear Entrepreneurship Read more...
October 3, 2022
At a Crossroads: America's Clean Energy Workforce
Hear from industry experts on the future of clean energy jobs within the nuclear industry and innovations driving the next-generation workforce forward. Read more...
September 22, 2022
Nuclear Mythbusting Pitch Competition
The ANS Young Members Group is hosting a light-hearted pitch competition social to kick off the new academic year. Read more...
August 26, 2022
Inflation Reduction Act: What's in it for nuclear?
Join us for a members-only panel discussion that will explore what the Inflation Reduction Act will mean for existing nuclear power plants, the deployment of advanced reactors, the production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU), hydrogen, and much more. Read more...
August 4, 2022
The New Space Race is Going Nuclear
As federal funding is being applied to nuclear projects for various space-based applications and opportunities, an expert panel will discuss how nuclear companies and researchers are poised to capitalize. Read more...
July 20, 2022
Utility Working Conference Preview
Join us for a special preview event highlighting the topics that will be discussed during next month's Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo. Read more...
July 15, 2022
High Expectations for the Future of Low-Dose Radiation Research
A panel of federal policy and science experts will discuss what the future of low-dose radiation research may hold, including the impact of the recent National Academy of Sciences Study. Read more...
June 8, 2022
What Really Happened at Three Mile Island?
Join us for a special members-only conversation on the Netflix series, "Meltdown: Three Mile Island." ANS Executive Director / CEO Craig Piercy will talk to Lake Barrett to hear his perspective on the series and will discuss what really happened at Three Mile Island. Read more...
May 27, 2022
Spotlight on Nuclear Careers: Energy
ANS's Young Members Group presents an informal chat with Sarah Lynn Camba, engineering manager at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in Glen Rose, TX. Read more...