Developing leaders to energize the future of nuclear

North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) provides opportunities for a young generation of nuclear enthusiasts to develop leadership and professional skills, create life-long connections, engage and inform the public, and inspire today’s nuclear technology professionals to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Professional Development

Providing a forum for the professional development of our membership

Public Information

Inform and engaging the public about nuclear science and technology


Fostering closer professional and personal relations among our members.

Knowledge Transfer & Retention

Contributing to the exchange of information among generations of nuclear professionals

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Free Concert and Educational Activities | Sunday, June 2 | Charlotte, NC

The public is invited to the U.S. National Whitewater Center on Sunday, June 2 for a free concert, educational activities, and free giveaways sponsored by the nonprofit North American Young Generation in Nuclear. The STEM related educational activities and giveaways are inclusive of all ages and start at 3 pm on The Levee. The family-friendly concert featuring the artists Wilmot Jersey Day , and Charlotte Culture Party runs from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm on the picturesque Belmont Abbey Stage and Lawn.

Parking is $12 or free with an annual pass.

NAYGN goes to Europe!

In September of 2023, two NAYGN Board of Directors members, Amanda Lang and Michael Smyth, were invited to Europe as a member of a group...

25 Years Energizing The Future of Nuclear

North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) is honored to celebrate 25 years of energizing the future of nuclear. Since 1999, NAYGN...

NGO Declaration on the Future of Nuclear Energy

NAYGN is proud to support the Nuclear Threat Initiative, EFI Foundation, and Clean Air Task Force, in signing the NGO Declaration on the...


This was truly a historic COP in terms of nuclear announcements and overall presence. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...

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Developing leaders since 1999

NAYGN has always been at the forefront of developing future leaders within the nuclear industry.  Each year our organization and supporting chapters provide countless opportunities for professional and personal growth.

Making a Measurable Impact 

Every year we ask our organization and chapters across North America to track metrics against Professional Development, Networking, Public Information, and Community Service to measure the incredible impact we make on the industry, each other, and our communities.  Over the last decade, NAYGN has made a significant impact on the future leaders of the nuclear industry and our communities! Check out our cumulative impact since 2011:

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Children’s Books

Adventure along with our friends Marie and George as they learn about the different kinds of electricity and what keeps the lights on at night!

Career Report

Every two years, our Benchmarking Committee compiles a Career Report that surveys our membership to get a pulse on the industry and array of differing topics.  Check out this year’s result to learn more!

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our organization and in the nuclear industry. As a membership body, it is our goal to build a diverse environment with intentional strategies to welcome and uplift everyone within our field.  

We understand that achieving equity is a continuous process, so we invite any active member of NAYGN to join our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee as we strive towards a welcoming culture for all.

Chapters Across North America

We have 100+ chapters spanning across 7 different regions.

Each chapter has their own leadership, goals, and initiatives which closely follow the organization.  These chapters provide an incredible opportunity for growth, networking,  professional development, and knowledge transfer.

Each year our chapters make an impact!

Committees and Growth Opportunties

To keep our organization running smoothly, we have a number of committees that continually curate exceptional content and work.  Our committees are based off of these four areas.

  • Professional Development
  • Public Information
  • Communications
  • Organizational

Board of Directors

Our organization is run by a volunteer led Board of Directors. Every year a new Board is elected by our membership to continue fostering growth and providing new opportuntities for leaderhsip.

NAYGN President

Christy Fletcher


NAYGN Vice President

Tori Bayush


NAYGN Past-President

Matt Mairinger


10k+ Members within North America

“NAYGN has been instrumental in helping me grow professionally and personally.  It is great to be a part of an organization of people that want to make a positive impact on the nuclear industry and on each other!”

Paul Balik

Communications Officer, NAYGN (2019 - 2021)

“I love talking to people about nuclear energy and NAYGN gives me the opportunity to reach new audiences! Through opportunities stemming from NAYGN, I have practiced my public speaking, presented on Capitol Hill, and been interviewed on a podcast.”

Amanda Lang

Vice-President, Past Public Information Officer, NAYGN (2018 - 2022)

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Register to become a member of NAYGN today by joining your existing chapter or as an at-large member.  Membership is free and will always be FREE!


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Charlotte, NC 28232-2642

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