Engineers and Scientists Gather for American Nuclear Society Conference

Engineers and Scientists Gather for American Nuclear Society Conference

LA GRANGE PARK, Ill., June 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Nuclear
Society (ANS) is holding its 2013 Annual Meeting June 16-20 in Atlanta,
Georgia. The conference brings together hundreds of professionals working with
and researching nuclear science and technology to hear the latest

According to ANS President Michael Corradini, "Scientific meetings are
critical to improving current technologies, to sharing lessons learned and
best practices among practitioners, and to continuing to make advancements in
how best to use nuclear science and technology to improve quality of life for
people around the world."

The conference kicks off with a panel of distinguished speakers discussing the
prospects and challenges of the next generation of nuclear energy. Speakers of
the panel include Commissioner Kristine Svinicki of the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, Daniel Roderick of Westinghouse, Edward Moses of Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory, Frank Helin of Generation mPower, Eugene
Grecheck of Dominion Generation, and Steve Kuczynski of Southern Nuclear, who
is also general chair of the conference.

The conference features more than 50 sessions covering a wide range of topics
including safety, career enhancement for women, using nuclear science and
technology in space exploration, updated safety standards in nuclear
reactions, an update on new nuclear construction around the world, and much
more. A full program with details on sessions is available on the ANS website.

Established in 1954, the American Nuclear Society is a professional
organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications
of nuclear science and technology. Its more than 11,000 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, academia, research laboratories and private industry. For
more information, visit


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