San Diego Local Section of the American Nuclear Society
The San Diego Section of the American Nuclear Society is the local section of the ANS for Southern California. If you have interest in nuclear science and technology, we invite you to become a member. We hold periodic (~bimonthly) dinner meetings with a speaker on a topic of interest. In addition, we conduct student education and public information and outreach activities.
For the more active furtherance of the objectives of the ANS, the Section shall
Encourage the public understanding of nuclear science and engineering;
Foster closer professional and personal relations among the members;
and cooperate with other scientific and professional groups having similar objectives.
The American Nuclear Society (ANS) is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. It was established by a group of individuals who recognized the need to unify the professional activities within the various fields of nuclear science and technology. December 11, 1954, marks the Society’s historic beginning at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. ANS has since developed a diverse membership composed of approximately 11,000 engineers, scientists, administrators, and educators representing 1,600 plus corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. It is governed by four officers and a board of directors elected by the membership. The ANS website can be viewed at
Vision: ANS will be the recognized, credible advocate for advancing and promoting nuclear science and technology.
Mission: ANS provides its members with opportunities for professional development. It also serves the nuclear community by creating a forum for sharing information and advancements in technology, and by engaging the public and policymakers through communication outreach.
Purpose: The core purpose of ANS is to promote the awareness and understanding with regard to the application of nuclear science and technology.