Headed to the American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting – Follow Me There!

Fast Fission Podast #17 – mp3 file I’m packing up and heading out for the ANS Winter meeting in Washington DC.   It’s Amtrack to NYC, then on to Union Station in DC. There are a couple of things going on at the conference that I’m really looking forward to.  At the ANS Winter meeting there is always a vendor exposition and it’s always fun and interesting to walk around and talk to representsatives of all the companies selling goods and services to the nuclear industry. There is also a Young Professionals Congress happening at the same time as the ANS meeting.  The Young Professionals Congress is jointly organized by the Young Members Group of the American Nuclear Society and the North American Young Generation in Nuclear to provide a forum for young professionals from across the nuclear industry to come together to discuss the challenges facing the next generation of nuclear professionals. There are already people out there sending messages from Twitter, or tweets, about the ANS meeting and the Young Professional Congress.  To make it easy for you to follow the events,  I’ve installed a special TWITTER WIDGET below to pull in their messages.  So, if you can’t be there but want to keep track of what’s happening, you can come here and watch the Twitter feed.  On Tuesday night we’re having our nuclear blogger and podcaster meeting. If you are in Washington DC feel free to stop by.  It’s at the Omni Hotel at 6:30 PM. Ihope to see you there. Update 11/22/09: Now that The ANS Winter Meeting and Young Professional Congress have ended, I have removed the Twitter...

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Join Your Favorite Nuclear Bloggers & Podcasters in Washington DC on Nov 17! (Fast Fission Podcast 6)

Get the MP3 Here Who says blogging and podcasting has to be all work and no play?  Come and join your favorite nuclear bloggers, reporters, writers and podcasters at an “underground meet up” on Tuesday, November 17 , 2009 at 6:00 PM at the Omni Hotel.  Participants will include more than a dozen of today’s most influential pro-nuclear voices on the Internet and in print. My sources tell me the following people have indicated they plan to attend: Rod Adams, Atomic Insights Blog and The Atomic Show podcast Dan Yurman, Idaho Samizdat blog and The Energy Collective Yours truely (John Wheeler, This Week in Nuclear) Nancy Roth, Andrea Jennetta; Fuel Cycle Week Blog Ted Rockwell, Learning about Nuclear Blog William Tucker, author, Terrestrial Energy and blogger at Energy Collective, Edward Kee, moderator of the “Nuclear Power, Next Generation Group,” at Linkedin, Jarret Adams, Areva US blog, Tim Chambers, Dewey Square Group, and Dave Bradish, lead blogger, Nuclear Energy Institute Cam Abernethy, Webmaster, Nuclear Street Alan Rominger, North Carolina State University Lisa Stiles, pro-nuclear activist and occasional contributor to NEI Nuclear Notes and various other blogs and podcasts Jeff Madison of Cool Hand Nuke Ruth Markus, blogger at http://nuclearpowertalk.blogspot.com , and a former ANS president Word is spreading quickly and the celebrity list is growing by the day! I referred to the event as “underground” because while it is being held at the same venue as the ANS Winter Meeting, our gathering is independent of ANS.  And hey, “underground”describes independence and spontaneity which is certainly the case.  Plus having an ‘underground meet up” sounds much cooler than saying we’re having a meeting or a party!  Anyway, it is sure to be a great time.  Who knows, maybe we’ll do a live show! Everyone is invited – just show up!  If we overflow the space we’ll move to a nearby social establishment! Light refreshments are being provided by Areva and Cool Hand Nuke.  Many thanks to Dan Yurman for his leadership in kicking this...

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And you thought nuclear engineering & science was all about energy? Guess Again! (Podcast Episode #69)

While at the American Nuclear Society Annual Conference last week I had the opportunity to speak with several students about their interests and fields of study.  The broad range of responses is insightful and serves to illustrate that commercial energy generation is just one of many career options related to nuclear engineering, science, and technology. The students also help dispel the myth that nuclear careers are only for technical specialists. The industry needs people who focus on business, communications, government affairs and many other non-technical disciplines! Watch the video and you’ll see what I...

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The 2010 ANS Student Conference (Video Podcast #68)

“Live” from the 2009 ANS Conference in Atlanta, GA. Download the Video File Here John Wheeler and guest co-host Rod Adams of “The Atomic Show” meet with a group of students from the University of Michigan to discuss the ANS Student Conference.  The student conference will be held in April 2010 at the University of Michigan.  For more info go to the conference web site at http://www.studentans2010.org. Watch the video below or download the clip using the link above. Featured are (left to right): Guest co-host Rod Adams of  “The Atomic Show” Mahima Gupta – Activities Chair Michaela Eddy – General Chair: Logistics Travis Trahan – General Chair: External Relations Robyn Spink – Hospitality Chair Adam Hoffman – Tour Director John Wheeler – host of “This Week in...

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Who are those Nuclear Bloggers Anyway?!

There will be a rare convergence of nuclear bloggers in Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon, June 17 at the annual ANS Conference.  Rod Adams of “The Atomic Show” podcast and “Atomic Insights” blog, and Dan Yurman of the “Idaho Samizdat” blog will join me for a panel discussion hosted by David Pointer on “Focus on Communications in the New Media.” Thank you Dan for suggesting that we hold an informal networking event immediately following the panel discussion!  Any and all nuclear energy bloggers, podcasters, or other online content producers are invited to join us.  Follow Rod, Dan or me on Twitter and we’ll tweet the details!  Dan’s description of the networking event:  The objective is to form a more coherent network following the conference for information sharing, cross-posting of links to excellent content, and so forth.  Bring your ideas!  All of you “old media” types are welcome to join us , too!   Cartoon courtesy of...

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