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Human Factors, Instrumentation & Controls
Improving task performance, system reliability, system and personnel safety, efficiency, and effectiveness are the division's main objectives. Its major areas of interest include task design, procedures, training, instrument and control layout and placement, stress control, anthropometrics, psychological input, and motivation.
2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 16–19, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
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The reality of radiation
Rep. Brandon Williams
Rep. Byron Donalds
For many Americans, the word “radiation” is often associated with fear of the unknown, yet the medical and scientific reality is that radiation is ever present in nature and is beneficial to human life. The truth behind radiation historically has been distorted and stigmatized—even the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission recognizes that “radiation is naturally present in our environment, as it has been since before the birth of this planet.”
To embrace a responsible, low-carbon energy future, the American public should be aware of the beneficial applications of radiation instead of fearing it due to unsubstantiated hysteria generated by opponents of responsible nuclear energy.
ANS STEM Academy Educator Training
March 2, 2023|5:00–6:00PM (6:00–7:00PM EST)
Available to All Users
The American Nuclear Society presented this free webinar on nuclear science lab activities developed specifically for K-12 educators. Candace Davison, ANS educator training specialist, demonstrated creating and using cloud chambers to allow students to see the unseen. Learn the tips and tricks for success with this exciting lab activity.
About Candace Davison
Candace Davison has been a STEM educator for more than 30 years, including at Penn State University, where she was most recently Assistant Director for Education and Outreach and Coordinator of the Gamma Irradiation facility at the Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center. She was the first woman to be licensed as a Senior Reactor Operator on the university’s TRIGA Mark III Reactor.
Davison joined Penn State in the Energy Technology Projects group in the Nuclear Engineering Department, where she developed programs and presentations on energy, nuclear technology, radon gas, and radioactive waste. She began developing teacher training programs a few years after arriving at Penn State, when she became the director of the Penn State Nuclear Concepts and Technological Issues Institute. Davison has conducted numerous courses and workshops for professionals, educators and students of all ages through volunteer activity with many organizations, including the American Nuclear Society (ANS).
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