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Our Objectives

To provide a forum for the professional development of our membership

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to our 2015 NAYGN Conference Best of Hill Day Photo Contest Winner!
Jaspreet Rehal of Exelon Corporation

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To inform and engage the public about Nuclear Science and Technology

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to our 2015 NAYGN Conference Best of Washington DC Photo Contest Winner!
Guy Packard of American Electric Power

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To contribute to the exchange of information among generations of nuclear professionals

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to our 2015 NAYGN Conference Best Networking Photo Contest Winner!
Lauren Neuburger of Luminant Power- Comanche Peak

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To foster closer professional and personal relations among our members

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to our 2015 NAYGN Conference Best Overall Photo Contest Winner!
Kristin Lancaster of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

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Chattanooga State Engineering Students Tour Watts Bar

Chattanooga State Engineering Students Tour Watts Bar

Watts Bar provided students from Chattanooga State with a first hand glimpse into nuclear power on Friday, April 24. The students, majoring in various studies of engineering, are part of Chattanooga State’s Engineering program. They toured Watts Bar’s operating and under-construction units to gain an understanding of what a nuclear power plant looks and feels like. The tours were led by current Watts Bar employees and NAYGN members. The tours allowed students to see the plant’s generators and turbines, the control room simulator, and the Watts Bar 2 open reactor vessel. Being able to tour the site prior to Unit 2 fuel load allowed the students the rare opportunity to view parts of a plant that are contained and secured during normal operation. Ryan Schaumburg, operations specialist at WBN, said, “Giving these college students a first hand look at intricate systems of a commercial nuclear power plant puts them a step ahead of the competition in today’s challenging job...
Blackhawk Students Help Solve Real-World Problems at Nuclear Plant in Shippingport

Blackhawk Students Help Solve Real-World Problems at Nuclear Plant in Shippingport

May 29–SHIPPINGPORT — The latest answers about how to best educate high school students aren’t coming from a textbook, in the classroom or from a government-mandated rubric. Instead, they’re coming from places like FirstEnergy Corp.’s Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport, where about 30 Blackhawk High School juniors and seniors presented the results of their research about nuclear power to the team of engineers who are part of the 1,000-person workforce at the nuclear power plant. “There is no perfect, right answer sometimes,” FirstEnergy’s Eric Larson told the kids. “It’s the method you use to get there that’s the real skill.” Larson’s the vice president of the Shippingport plant, and he and his team played host to the students, who were mentored by professionals who work at FirstEnergy this year as part of Blackhawk’s involvement in a Global Passport Project that brings businesses and schools together to tackle real-world problems. The program is the brainchild of Dewayne Rideout, who founded the project that’s been used in a handful of schools in the Pittsburgh region. Blackhawk is the first Beaver County school to participate, he said. “We’re preparing them to take the baton,” Rideout said. “And they’ve risen to the challenge.” The students in Robert Puskas’ environmental science classes spent part of their time this year studying nuclear energy in all its forms. They also researched problems supplied by FirstEnergy on nuclear waste disposal and having that disposal meet federal requirements. Students presented their findings Thursday to FirstEnergy, and they’ve compiled what they’ve learned onto a website, as well. “You are witnessing the re-engineering of the classroom,” said Maureen...
NAYGN-New York Tour Indian Point Energy Center During Outage

NAYGN-New York Tour Indian Point Energy Center During Outage

On March 4th 2015, the Manhattan-based chapter of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN-New York) went on a tour of Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) in Buchanan, NY. During this time, one of the two reactors was undergoing refueling. After hours of lessons on radiation and the various parts of the plant, the group got to observe first-hand the components inside one of the containment vessels along with other components such as the steam turbines and generators. The group gained a strong appreciation for the redundancy in security and safety measures the plant takes to protect its workers and the surrounding environment. Cesar Penafiel, a master’s degree candidate at the Columbia School of International Public Affairs (SIPA), who joined the tour said, “The tour gave us wide first-hand exposure to the tremendous amount of security and care that is taken. I would highly encourage anyone—pro or anti-nuclear—to go see the facility and witness this amazing source of power.” Besides NAYGN, other organizations represented on the tour included The Cooper Union, Columbia University School of International Public Affairs (SIPA) and Exelon Corporation. NAYGN – New York will be organizing another tour of IPEC in the summer of 2015. IPEC currently supplies approximately 25% of the electricity in New York City and Westchester County in a way that is clean, reliable, and affordable. It is for these reasons that NAYGN-New York advocates for the continued safe operation of Indian Point Energy Center....
VC Summer NAYGN Chapter Hold High School Nuclear Power Blitz Day

VC Summer NAYGN Chapter Hold High School Nuclear Power Blitz Day

Over 2,000 students, 78 volunteers, 8 hours, 1 day…These are the numbers that quantify the maximizing effort of the VC Summer NAYGN chapter during their High School Nuclear Power Blitz Day. On October 10, the VCS NAYGN chapter members went to 18 different high schools surrounding Columbia, SC (Fairfield, Lexington, Richland, Newberry counties) to teach high school science classes about Nuclear Power for the day. NAYGN took on a mountain of a project when they set out with a goal to educate high school students in the Columbia area about nuclear power. In the past, the chapter would go one school at a time once or twice a year. It was difficult to see the benefits. This year was different. Based on the below testimonials, the kids were not the only ones impacted.   “It was amazing that nearly none of the students even realized there was an operating nuclear power generating station practically in their back yard. Only a handful knew anything about the nuclear power opportunities, and it was a great experience to help educate them on the opportunities.” -Brian Giles, Sr. Auxiliary Operator “Hearing the young kids answering to me in a roaring voice “Because is CLEAN!!” when I asked: Why is nuclear the best energy option? Was immensely rewarding to us” -Magdalena Avila, piping engineering with CB&I, WIN & NAYGN member. “Even though our presentation was directed towards the students, so much excitement was generated we even had teachers asking for more information about nuclear careers.” – Mike Tuten, Operator-Auxiliary, NND Nuclear Plant Operations “Getting the chance to meet the future engineers and techni-cians made...

News and Announcements

Membership Announcements Volume 12, Issue 31

Breaking News… This years’ 17th Annual NAYGN Drawing Contest theme is “Nuclear Energy Packs a Punch.”  We are looking for Local Chapters to take the lead in hosting a Drawing Contest in your area.  Please refer to the 2015 Drawing Contest Materials on the PI Committee website for detailed instructions on how to host a drawing contest (including a step-by-step Members Guide, the 2015 PowerPoint presentation, English and Spanish versions of the contest Introduction Letters, and much more).  The top drawings will be posted for online voting via the NAYGN webpage and drawing contest winners will be chosen in December 2015. This years’ Annual Northeast and Atlantic Regional Conference will be held on September 11th and 12th at the offices of MPR Associates in Alexandria, VA. The theme this year is “Evolution in Nuclear”.  Check it out and register here! On September 16th, the NYC chapter of NAYGN will be hosting a tour of Indian Point Energy Center. Any members interested in attending a tour of the facility should contact the chapter chair; Dan Carleton. On September 19th, the Nine Mile Point chapter of NAYGN will be hosting a charity golf outing at the Timber Banks Country Club in Baldwinsville, NY. Event proceeds will benefit local Oswego County charities.  Please contact Rupert Wade for details, sponsorship opportunities, and registration information. Get Involved… Do you enjoy engaging the public on nuclear energy?  Are you social media savvy?  Do you retweet, favorite and reply to tweets on Twitter?  Do you like to use #hashtags?  If this sounds like you, we want you to be part of the NAYGN Twitter team. Interested...

Membership Announcements Volume 12, Issue 30

Breaking News… Please congratulate the following 1st Quarter 2015 Excellence Award winners! Please congratulate the following 2015 NAYGN Conference Photo Contest Winners! Please welcome our new Midwest Regional Lead Emily Wood and thank Terry Groth for his years of service in this role! The ANS Operations and Power Division (OPD) will sponsor up to 25 NAYGN members to attend the Utility Working Conference (UWC) and Technology Expo. Sponsorship includes free registration and initial ANS membership for qualified applicants. For more information and to apply: http://uwc.ans.org/naygn/ This years’ 17th Annual NAYGN Drawing Contest theme is “Nuclear Energy Packs a Punch.” We are looking for Local Chapters to take the lead in hosting a Drawing Contest in your area. Please refer to the 2015 Drawing Contest Materials on the PI Committee website for detailed instructions on how to host a drawing contest (including a step-by-step Members Guide, the 2015 PowerPoint presentation, English and Spanish versions of the contest Introduction Letters, and much more). The top drawings will be posted for online voting via the NAYGN webpage and drawing contest winners will be chosen in December 2015. Later in August, NAYGN is honored to moderate another Nuclear Matter’s Google Hangout session; this time to discuss the benefits of existing nuclear power plants and the recently released Brattle study. Featured speaker will be Dr. Larry Lindsey, President and CEO of The Lindsey Group and former Director of the National Economic Council under President George W. Bush. Details and registration info will follow shortly. Save the Date: This years’ Annual Northeast and Atlantic Regional Conference will be held on September 11th and 12th at...

Please join us in congratulating the following 2015 1st Quarter NAYGN Excellence Award Winners

Lily Raabe, Luminant Power Exceptional management interface and leadership, committed service, and enthusiasm Cayla Robinette, TVA, Watts Bar Finding new ways to develop members and educate the public Matt Cagnetta, AREVA, Charlotte Community service initiatives to improve the company’s local environment Anthony Huynh, Palo Verde Young Generation in Nuclear (PV-YGN) Organizing and executing the Ronald McDonald House dinners Pamela Torres- Jimenez, Westinghouse Exceptional performance and leadership dedication Danielle Khoo, Enercon Planning, leading, and hosting a regional networking event Tasmia Hussain, Enercon Planning, leading, and hosting a regional networking...

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