LAGRANGE PARK, Ill., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Nuclear Society (ANS) kicked-off its Winter Meeting and Technology Expo today, which will run through November 3 in Washington, DC, ANS President Eric P. Loewen, PhD, announced today. "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 ANS Winter Meeting is also supported by a Vendor Technology Expo, with 100 exhibitors demonstrating the latest in technology equipment and studies in the industry.
Loewen commented further about the Meeting by saying, "The focus of this year's meeting reflects this professional society's concern and commitment to the promise of nuclear energy. The individuals attending and presenting sessions will share ideas about how nuclear energy is proceeding all across the world, and also investigate and discuss the role the United States should play. We were the leaders in this technology and it's vital that we stay at the table."
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.
SOURCE American Nuclear Society