Pittsburgh Local Section of the American Nuclear Society

Welcome to the website of the American Nuclear Society Pittsburgh Section!  We act as a forum for the exchange of information on nuclear technology, provide our members with opportunities to explore professional development, and engage the public and policy makers through scientific outreach programs.

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Founded in 1956, the Pittsburgh Section of the American Nuclear Society, together with its Beaver Valley Branch and University of Pittsburgh Student Section, serve the members of the American Nuclear Society in Western Pennsylvania.

The Pittsburgh Section of the American Nuclear Society is a non-profit, educational organization. Our members are scientists, engineers, and professionals in the fields of nuclear energy, medicine, and technology. To fulfill our educational mission, we offer our members and our community a variety of benefits and services including the following:

  • Internationally-recognized Topical Meetings (such as PHYSOR)
  • Activities that include program meetings, tours, and guest speakers
  • Scholarships for college students
  • Outreach programs for scouts, middle/high school students and teachers

Our Mission

Advance, foster, and spur the development and application of nuclear science, engineering, and technology to benefit society.

The mission of the Pittsburgh Section is to support the objectives of the ANS Strategic Plan

About ANS

The American Nuclear Society is celebrating 60 years as the premier society for nuclear professionals. Our individual membership ranks include more than 10,000 engineers, scientists, educators, students, and others with nuclear related interests. Our members hail from more than 1,600 corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies from over 40 different countries. More than 80 industry-leading companies support the ANS as Organization Members.

ANS, a not-for-profit society, provides extensive opportunities for every professional group in the nuclear field to interact effectively via 22 divisions and technical groups, 40 local sections, 3 plant branches, and 57 student sections

The Society serves as an advocate for individuals and organizations having a stake in nuclear science and technology. Our Washington, D.C. office acts as a technical resource to senior policy and decision makers. ANS produces position papers on nuclear science and technology issues of our times, publishing these in print and on our website.

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