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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
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October 3, 2022
At a Crossroads: America's Clean Energy Workforce
Available to All Users
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?
ANS Members Only
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...
May 25, 2022
Practical Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics: Turbulence Modeling and Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes
In the first of a four-part series on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), we will cover Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes or RANS turbulence models, which are currently the workhorse of CFD in industry. Read more...
May 24, 2022
Annual Meeting Preview: Getting Back To What We Do Best
Hear from organizers of the 2022 ANS Annual Meeting and get a glimpse of the topics that will be discussed and learn how you can get the most out of the upcoming conference. Read more...
April 29, 2022
Nek5000: Introduction and Quick Start Tutorial
Join the ANS Thermal Hydraulics Division for a tutorial on Nek5000, an open-source, highly scalable, high-order, spectral-element-based computational fluid dynamics code. Read more...
April 27, 2022
Budgeting for the Future of Nuclear
Representatives from the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy offered perspectives on what the proposed FY23 budget means for the future of many important nuclear energy programs and initiatives. Read more...
April 26, 2022
A Reactor Physicist’s Explanation of Chernobyl
The ANS Reactor Physics Division invites you to join us to hear insight from Christopher Perfetti on the anniversary of the Chernobyl accident. Read more...
April 22, 2022
Earth Day: Reflections on the Future of Clean Energy
Hear from representatives from the energy, industrial, and transportation sectors as they discuss how their industries will need to adapt emissions-free options on a scale never seen before. Read more...
March 23, 2022
Spent Nuclear Fuel Management: Wasting Away or Chance for Progress?
A panel of experts discussed where and how progress can and is being made as well as what more is needed to address spent nuclear fuel management in the U.S. Read more...
March 16, 2022
Securing a Strong Workforce for the Next Generation of Reactors
ANS's Education, Training & Workforce Development Division presented a discussion of workforce needs demanded for next generation reactor implementation. Panelists provided perspectives on what academia, industry, and government are doing to prepare the future nuclear workforce for the construction and operation of next generation reactors planned to be built in the late 2020s and early 2030s. Read more...
March 11, 2022
High-Assay Low Enriched Uranium: Fueling Nuclear Energy’s Future
Our expert panel discussed securing high-assay low enriched uranium for the future. Read more...
March 3, 2022
Spotlight on Universities
Virginia Commonwealth University
Join the ANS Young Members Group as we host the faculty and staff of Virginia Commonwealth University on to discuss their program and the research they are doing to further nuclear energy. Read more...
February 25, 2022
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on Nuclear Careers
Spotlight on Nuclear Careers: New Nuclear Technologies
ANS's Young Members Group shines the spotlight on careers in new nuclear technologies. In this webinar, Marci Shelton, senior nuclear engineer at SHINE Technologies LLC, where she works on production of radioisotopes for diagnostic and therapeutic applications in medicine, talked about her current and previous positions. Read more...
February 24, 2022
Perspectives from Past NRC Chairs
A panel of past chairs of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission offered perspectives of their time with the NRC, the current challenges faced by the commission, and what the future holds for the NRC and nuclear technology. Read more...