ANS Members from Around the World to Gather in D.C. for Winter Meeting
Nuclear professionals from the United States and around the world will meet to discuss climate change, nuclear nonproliferation, and the growth of nuclear technology at the 2015 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Winter Meeting on November 8-12 in Washington, D.C.
ANS President Gene Grecheck will welcome hundreds of members in a plenary session on Nuclear: The Foundation of Sensible Policy for Energy, Economy and the Environment as the role of nuclear energy in combating climate change is at the forefront of national and global discussions. Many sessions throughout the week will expand on the role of nuclear energy as part of the solution to reducing carbon emissions and climate change.
International security and energy consultant Susan Eisenhower will present the first Dwight D. Eisenhower Award to George Schultz, former Secretary of State for Ronald Reagan, and to Sidney Drell, Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institute. Schulz and Drell are being honored for their historical achievements in advancing nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, and the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
The meeting provides an opportunity for attendees to explore the current trends and important advances in nuclear technology and hear from notable nuclear experts from around the world. Technical sessions include cutting-edge nuclear topics such as advances in fast reactor designs, mixed-oxide fuel, small modular reactors, and the prospects for construction of new nuclear facilities in the United States and around the world. A copy of the full program can be viewed at www.ans.org.
Established in 1954, ANS is a professional organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its more than 10,000 members come from diverse technical backgrounds covering the full range of engineering disciplines as well as the physical and biological sciences within the nuclear field. They are advancing the application of nuclear technologies to improve the lives of the world community through national and international enterprise within government.