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2022 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 13–17, 2022
Phoenix, AZ|Arizona Grand Resort
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Robotic reactor vessel head inspection innovations at Beaver Valley-2
Two critical factors for the success of nuclear industry outages are safety and efficiency. This includes personal and nuclear safety for the team members working on the outage, equipment safety through proper inspections and maintenance, and ultimately public safety when a reactor system is returned to service, free of defects and ready for reliable power production.
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on Nuclear Careers
October 27, 2021|12:00AM–12:30PM (1:00AM–1:30PM EDT)
Available to All Users
Enjoy this casual conversation with Patrick McClure, Chief Operating Officer of Space Nuclear Power Group (SpaceNukes), developers of solutions for the future of space exploration and colonization.
This special Spotlight on Nuclear Careers event, sponsored by the American Nuclear Society’s Young Members Group, offered students the opportunity to hear about McClure’s experience in space nuclear science at Los Alamos National Laboratory and in private industry. Following his talk, students asked questions about the rewards of working in aerospace, the challenges of supporting life on the Moon or Mars, and more.
McClure is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Space Nuclear Power Corporation (SpaceNukes) and a Nuclear Engineering Consultant with more than 30 years of engineering experience in nuclear reactor design and nuclear safety analysis for large reactors, micro-reactors, and space reactors.
Prior to helping found SpaceNukes, McClure was a senior manager and researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 27 years and a senior engineer at Science Applications International Corporation for six years. He has a BS from the University of Oklahoma and an MS from the University of New Mexico.
Kelsey Amundson, Vice President, ANS Young Members Group