The NAYGN Annual Conference was held in Washington, DC in May 2013. More than 700 young nuclear professionals from the US, Mexico and Canada were in attendance. The conference included a visit to Capitol Hill where the American attendees were able to meet with their Congressmen and/or their aides to discuss the importance of nuclear energy and technology.
Also in May 2013, the US sent three YGN delegates to the WANO Biennial General Meeting in Moscow, Russia. Delegates were able to meet with YGN members from other countries to discuss how to attract and retain new talent in the nuclear industry.
The North American Young Generation in Nuclear has now expanded to 110 chapters and welcomes the following chapters in the US: Argonne National Laboratories, NextEra/FLP Juno Beach, Structural Integrity, Duane Arnold, and Rolls-Royce. NAYGN is nearing 10,000 members and is in the planning stages for the 2014 Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
Both the American Nuclear Society and NAYGN are sponsoring many nuclear outreach activities during National Nuclear Science Week (October 21-25th). Activities include school visits, public meetings, and plant tours to promote nuclear science and technology.
The American Nuclear Society Young Members Group will host the Young Professional Congress in conjunction with the 2013 ANS Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. The meeting will be held on November 2, 2013. More than 100 young nuclear professionals are expected to attend. The event will include a lobbying day on Capitol Hill where attendees will have the opportunity to speak to their Congressmen about nuclear science and technology.