May ANSTD Meeting and Upcoming ANS Annual Conference

ANSTD had a recent meeting in May to discuss several topics including the 2015 NETS conference, recent elections, and the upcoming ANS anual conference. The minutes are available below:

ANSTD May 2014 Telecom Minutes

The upcoming American Nuclear Society annual conference is in Reno, Nevada June 15-18. There will be an ANSTD division meeting on Sunday. The agenda for that meeting is below:

ANS 2014 ANSTD Agenda

The conference will have a technical section featuring papers and presentations in the Aerospace Nuclear field. In addition on Sunday there is a reception with the ANS president. For that reception the ANSTD has created a flyer highlighting the ANSTD’s missions and activities. The flyer is available below.

ANSTD Flyer

Chris Morrison

Chris is a space enthusiast who graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science in 2012. During his senior year of undergrad he realized that nuclear power was a key technology for space and is now in his fourth year of pursuing his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His initial research focused on nuclear system design for small modular reactors, but narrowed into reactor design using composite nuclear fuels form and reactor design. His dissertation is focused on developing safety features in matrix composite fuels, specifically into engineering prompt transient thermal feedback by changing the geometry and materials of the composite nuclear fuel forms. Chris is also training for his senior reactor operator license. He works on an educational startup Learn-Blitz.com on weekends and and hopes to eventually become a nuclear technology entrepreneur.

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