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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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ANS Winter Meeting: What it will take to “Fuel our Nuclear Future"
The 2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo began this morning with a Opening Plenary Session chaired by Winter Meeting general chair Amir Vexler, president and chief executive officer of Orano USA. It was an opportunity to both celebrate achievements that are already building a “Nuclear Future” and to identify needs and challenges ahead.
Influential speakers from the U.S. Congress, the Department of Energy, and the Nuclear Energy Institute joined ANS president Steven Nesbit and ANS CEO/executive director Craig Piercy to explore key issues associated with the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle, including supply and demand for high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU). They didn’t stop there, however. They took questions from an in-person and virtual audience that probed other requirements of a sustainable nuclear future, including fueling a human resources pipeline.
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on Nuclear Careers
October 27, 2021|12:00AM–12:30PM (1:00AM–1:30PM EDT)
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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