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Members are devoted to applying nuclear science and engineering technologies involving isotopes, radiation applications, and associated equipment in scientific research, development, and industrial processes. Their interests lie primarily in education, industrial uses, biology, medicine, and health physics. Division committees include Analytical Applications of Isotopes and Radiation, Biology and Medicine, Radiation Applications, Radiation Sources and Detection, and Thermal Power Sources.
2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Westinghouse, Hyundai E&C ink nuclear projects pact
Westinghouse Electric Company and South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction have signed an agreement to “jointly participate in global AP1000 plant opportunities,” the Pennsylvania-based nuclear technology firm announced on May 24.
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