Sam Eddinger spoke at the ANS Connecticut Section Speaker Meeting on February 7th, 2013. His presentation, titled “Fusion: Everything You Always Wanted to Know (but were afraid to ask)” is available here:
20130207 Presentation Fusion Everything you wanted to know
This was a very successful meeting and the topic was well received! Sam, as many of you know, is a Connecticut Section member. This meeting was a great opportunity for Sam to gain more experience speaking to a small crowd of about 30 people on a topic of interest to him. If you or someone you know would like to present at a future ANS Section Meeting, please contact Liz Sundstrom at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are interested in any topic related to the science, engineering, or social aspects of the atom.
On February 5th, 2013, Westinghouse hosted a “Job Shadow Day” for 12 students from the Granby Memorial High School interested in engineering careers. ANS Connecticut Section Officers Elizabeth Sundstrom, Felix Meissner, and Shawn Downey participated along with engineers from the Westinghouse Addison Road facility in Windsor, Connecticut.
The students were given a tour of the manufacturing floor and shown first hand how PWR fuel assemblies are made. We later broke into small groups and tried our best to answer all the questions put to us. Discussions included practical college and career advice as well as what engineers actually do all day. It seems that we all had a few war stories to share.
Everyone who participated gave positive feedback and we hope to make this an annual event.