For IYNC’s 2016-2018, the I4N program was a success, holding the final competition and selecting a winner last month at IYNCWIN18. IYNC is starting the next installment of the I4N program at the forthcoming ANS Student Conference on April 5-7 at J. Wayne Reitz Union located at the University of Florida’s Gainesville campus. It is an annual event where hundreds of students within nuclear science and technology gather to present research, network with professionals, and participate in dozens of other activities relevant to the field.
The theme of the 2018 Student Conference is “Nuclear Equality in Policy, Energy Access, & Within the Engineering Community”. In addition to several technical activities and presentation of research, attendees will also have the unique opportunity of participating in a variety of workshops, panels, and special events that center around equality in energy policy, equal energy access, and being a successful engineer in an increasingly diverse nuclear community.
The exciting innovation competition will take place during this conference. Student teams have submitted a business proposal for an innovative idea within the field of nuclear science and technology and they will be challenged to pitch their idea in a 5-minute pitch that will be evaluated by a jury of experts.
We are excited to see which idea will win and to witness how students and young professionals can help shape the future.More information about the competition can be found here: http://www.ansstudentconference2018.com/innovation.html