The American Nuclear Society (ANS) kicked-off its Winter Meeting and Technology Expo today, Oct. 31. It will run through November 3 in Washington, DC, ANS president Eric P. Loewen, has announced.
“The theme of this year’s Winter Meeting is uniquely suited to its venue. These nuclear experts from across the country and around the world will, in addition to many other topics, discuss the status of global nuclear deployment — in other words, where is the nuclear energy renaissance taking us and how the United States will be a part of it,” said Loewen.
The meeting will feature many sessions encompassing all aspects of nuclear science and technology, from focused discussions on small modular reactors to the state of the fleet of nuclear facilities in the United States.
In addition, the ANS Special Committee on Fukushima will discuss the essential need for the nuclear community to engage with policymakers. The meeting is also supported by a Vendor Technology Expo, with 100 exhibitors demonstrating the latest in technology equipment and studies in the industry.
Established in 1954, ANS is a not-for-profit professional organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology.
Its 11,600 members come from diverse technical backgrounds covering the full range of engineering disciplines as well as the physical and biological sciences.
They are advancing the application of these technologies to improve the lives of the world community through national and international enterprise within government, academia, research laboratories and private industry.