Virginia Section of the American Nuclear Society
The Virginia Section of the American Nuclear Society (VA-ANS) was chartered on September 26th, 1956. Its mission was, and still is, to promote the advancement of nuclear technology and professions in the Virginia and surrounding areas. Currently, VA-ANS has over 100 members representing Richmond, Lynchburg, the Tidewater area, Charlottesville, and the Dominion nuclear stations (North Anna and Surry). Monthly meetings bring members together to socialize and learn about industry trends, new technologies, and interesting projects.
Local companies and universities include:
- The Babcock and Wilcox Company
- Central Virginia Community College
- Cumberland Consulting
- Jefferson Lab
- Mega-Tech Services
- nHance Technologies, Inc.
- Northrop Grumman Newport News
- The Mitre Corporation
- Sweet Briar College
- University of Richmond
- University of Virginia
- Virginia Military Institute
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- Virginia Tech
The American Nuclear Society is celebrating 60 years as the premier society for nuclear professionals. Our individual membership ranks include more than 11,000 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, 59 U.S. and 10 non-U.S. local sections, 3 plant branches, and 43 U.S. and 3 non-U.S. 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.