Photos and Presentation from the April 9th, 2014 Speaker Event with Michael Quinn

Dr. Michael D. Quinn, of WorkPlace Cornerstone Associates (WCA), presented “Transuranic Uptake at a Commercial Nuclear Power Station” to a group of 24 on April 9th, 2014.  This was a fascinating presentation about a little known significant event at the Bruce Nuclear Power Station in Canada.  Everyone in our industry can and should learn from this event that included many institutionalized errors.  An informative and very helpful Q&A period followed the presentation.  The slides are available below:

20140409 Overview of Radiological Event (Rev 2)

Photos from this Speaker Meeting are below (more to follow soon!):

Thank you all for attending!


Photos from the Granby Memorial High School Job Shadow Day

Below are photos from the February 4th, 2014 Second Annual Job Shadow Day.  Students form Granby Memorial High School were invited into the Westinghouse Electric Company’s Addison Road Fuel Manufacturing Facility.   The students were paired with engineers working on the factory floor for part of the day.  Group sessions were also held to answer questions and to discuss career and college choices for ALL engineering fields.   A big THANK YOU to Westinghouse and to the Volunteers and the students who participated!

Photos from the Second Annual ANS Connecticut Section Celebration

Below are photos from the August 15th, 2013 Second Annual ANS Connecticut Section Celebration.  Section members enjoyed free food and conversation at J&G’s Restaurant in East Granby CT.  At the start of the evening, Uli Decher was presented with an award to thank him for his vital efforts in the section revitalization.

Thank you all for another great year!

WIN and ANS Members at the Burns School

Some ANS Connecticut Section Members volunteered to help out Women in Nuclear complete their final project with the Burn’s School for Latino Studies on Wednesday June 12th.  The 5th grade participants made paper rockets, tin foil boats, and towers out of marshmallows and spaghetti.  Some of the kids might even have learned something along the way!   It was a great day full of fun for everyone as the school year winds down for summer.

Photos from the May 22nd Speaker Meeting “The Challenges of Cyber Security in Nuclear Energy”

Below are photos from the May 22nd, 2013 Speaker Meeting “The Challenges of Cyber Security in Nuclear Energy” featuring ANS Past President, Ted Quinn.  This was another terrific meeting where a lot of old friends – who incidentally helped shape the modern nuclear industry – got back together.   Thanks you once again to the Nutmeg Restaurant in East Windsor, CT.  There were 28 people in attendance including 4 students.  Thank you to all who joined us!

Photos and Presentation from the April 30th NE Section Speaker Meeting with NRC Commissioner George Apostolakis

Below are photos from the April 30th, 2013 Northeastern Section Speaker Meeting “Risk and Performance Based NRC Initiatives” featuring NRC Commissioner  George Apostolakis.  Quite a few Connecticut Section Members were among the 100+ in attendance for this excellent presentation hosted by Invensys.  Thank You to the NE Section for a great night.

Commissioner Apostolakis’ Presentation Materials are available here:  20130430-presentation-apostolakis-ans-ne.pdf