About Us

cansThe Colorado Section of the American Nuclear Society (CANS) was chartered in June, 1962. We are a non-profit technical organization comprised of scientists, engineers, educators, technicians, and other interested men and women. The main objective of the American Nuclear Society is to promote the advancement of engineering and science relating to nuclear energy, as well as allied sciences and arts. Other purposes are to support integration of the many nuclear science and technology disciplines, encourage research, establish scholarships, disseminate information, hold meetings for the presentation and discussion of scientific and technical papers, and cooperate with government agencies, education institutions, and other organization having similar purposes.


We sponsor a variety of public information and education activities as well as providing forums for scientific and technical information exchange. Current and planned activities include:

  • Providing accurate information on nuclear issues to the public, including civic, social, professional groups, and the news media
  • Providing a forum for candidates for elective office to present their positions on nuclear issues
  • Distributing reference materials, such as video tapes, to schools, and libraries
  • Operating educational display booths
  • Providing endowments and scholarships for science and engineering students
  • Sponsoring national and international topical meetings on developments in nuclear science and technology
  • Providing high-quality technical programs for section members