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The Radiation Protection and Shielding Division is developing and promoting radiation protection and shielding aspects of nuclear science and technology — including interaction of nuclear radiation with materials and biological systems, instruments and techniques for the measurement of nuclear radiation fields, and radiation shield design and evaluation.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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India’s newest nuclear reactor connects to grid
Unit 4 at Kakrapar nuclear power plant was connected to the grid on February 20, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) has announced. The 700-MWe pressurized heavy water reactor achieved first criticality on December 17, 2023.
ANS STEM Academy Educator Training Series
May 11, 2023|5:00–6:00PM (6:00–7:00PM EDT)
Available to All Users
Learn how to guide students in exploring radiation science through inquiry-based labs using graphing radiation monitors and various radioactive sources, including everyday objects. This free ANS STEM Academy webinar features Amber Johnson, director of the University of Maryland Training Reactor.
About Amber Johnson
Amber Johnson is the director of the University of Maryland Training Reactor and holds a senior reactor operators license. She enjoys sharing the blue glow from her open-pool reactor with the many visitors who come for a tour each year. To share best practices across the United States research reactor community, Johnson serves as editor of a quarterly newsletter that tracks news, events, and regulatory items. Before joining the University of Maryland, she was an accelerator operator at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
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