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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Diversity resource guide for colleges and universities available
As part of its Pathways programs for online learning, the Pearson company has published a resource guide titled “Diversity in Colleges: Statistics, History, and Resources.” The guide could serve as a resource for the nuclear community as it seeks to increase diversity among university students studying for careers in the nuclear industry.
March 16, 2022|11:30AM–1:00PM (12:30–2:00PM EDT)
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ANS's Education, Training & Workforce Development Division presented a panel of representatives from academia, industry, and government on what is happening 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.
The Dr. Kathryn Huff of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy presented DOE current and future programs to support the creation of a robust future workforce for the construction and operation of advanced reactors.
Dr. Wesley Hines of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville described how the university is preparing students for the future generation of reactors and how other nuclear engineering programs can best prepare their students for next generation reactors.
And Nick Touran of TerraPower spoke about initiatives to ensure the availability of workforce needed to build and operate new power plant designs as well as perspectives on what universities and government can do to ensure a next generation reactor ready workforce.
J. Wesley HinesUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville
Kathryn HuffDepartment of Energy,Office of Nuclear Energy
Daniel Carleton (Moderator)Terrestrial Energy USA, Inc.