LA GRANGE PARK, Ill., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of students from across the country have arrived at the nuclear science and technology industry's most important student event of the year, the American Nuclear Society (ANS) National Student Conference hosted by the Georgia Institute of Technology Student Section of ANS. Spanning April 14-17, the "Living in the Heartland of the Nuclear Renaissance" conference is the premier event for the young nuclear science and technology community and sheds light on the latest developments in nuclear science and engineering.
When asked about the conference, ANS President Joe Colvin said, "We're expecting a record number of the best and brightest minds in nuclear science and technology to gather at this conference to learn about new advances in our industry, attend workshops, tour facilities and network with other professionals. It's obvious that these young professionals are excited to be learning about nuclear science and technology and will be a part of the industry's future."
These students are the future industry work force. This conference is an unparalleled opportunity to meet with students and 45 of the nuclear science and technology community's most prominent companies, organizations, national laboratories, and universities will exhibit in a two-day Career Exhibit. The conference includes technical paper sessions and workshops on nuclear science and technology applications that range from aerospace, biology and medicine to environmental science, nonproliferation, and commercial nuclear power operations.
"This year we expect to break new attendance records with more than 650 attendees," said conference General Chair and graduate student Tim Cahill. "With the help and support of our corporate sponsors, we've created an exciting and powerful event. The caliber of speakers and topics are really resonating with the attendees who don't want to miss what promises to be an exceptional program," he concluded.
For more information about the conference please visit www.gtans.org.
Established in 1954, ANS is a professional organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. Its 11,500 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.
There are 36 ANS Student Sections established at universities throughout the United States and Canada. Sections provide a means for students to develop professionally. The Georgia Tech Student Section is one of the most active sections within the American Nuclear Society and is proud to have been selected to host this year's Conference. Student Sections compete to host the annual conference on a rotating basis.
SOURCE American Nuclear Society