ANS President Eric Loewen launched a four-day “March Madness” visit on March 27 to four American Nuclear Society student sections. The March Madness tour is part of a series of events building toward the 2012 ANS Student Conference, to be held April 12–15 in Las Vegas, Nev. The conference is the nation’s premier venue for student professional development in nuclear science and technology. Students working in these disciplines gather with industry professionals to share and exchange research and ideas that are critical to the growth of the industry.
The schedule for the March Madness tour includes the following:
- March 27: Visit to the University of Illinois student section, followed by dinner with the Central Illinois ANS local section (currently in the process of revitalization).
- March 28: Visit to Purdue ANS, including dinner with the student section on campus.
- March 29: Seminar at the Westinghouse Core Engineering Department in Pittsburgh. Later in the evening, during dinner with the Pittsburgh ANS local section, Loewen will present members of the University of Pittsburgh ANS local section with an official charter.
- March 30: Meeting with the University of Michigan ANS student section.
Each student section visit will include a seminar presentation and meeting with faculty. The ANS Nuclear Cafe will use the March Madness tour as an opportunity to get caught up with each student section—stay tuned to this channel for more information and tour highlights!