What is NAYGN?
North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization which provides opportunities for a young generation of nuclear enthusiasts to develop strong leadership and professional skills, create lifelong connections, engage and inform the public, and inspire today’s nuclear technology professionals to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
NAYGN was established in 1999 and now consists of 100+ chapters across North America.
Developing leaders to energize the future of nuclear.
What NAYGN Does
Providing a forum for the professional development of our membership.
- Annual Nuclear Energy Assembly
- Regional Conferences
- Diversity and Inclusion development
- Lunch & Learns
- Facility Tours & Seminars
Informing and engaging the public about nuclear science and technology.
- Post Card Push Day
- Millennial Nuclear Caucus Events
- Nuclear Hill days: Ottawa,
Toronto; Washington, DC
- School visits & teacher workshops
- Children’s books
Board of Directors
Fueled by volunteers, the organization has dozens of continental committees and over a hundred local chapters facilitated by a Board of Directors affectionately known as The Core.
Each position is a two-year volunteer position and elected by the NAYGN membership except for the presidential positions. A Board Director is elected to the Vice-President position and then serves a three-year term going from Vice-President, President, and then Past-President each year.
Amber Von Ruden
Professional Development Officer
Public Information Officer
US Operating Officer
Canadian Operating Officer
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!”
“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.”
NAYGN was established in 1999 by seven young professionals. These young professionals wanted to create an organization that provided professional development, public information, knowledge transfer, recruiting and networking opportunities for the next generation of nuclear leaders.
Fueled by volunteers, the organization has grown to include dozens of continental committees and over a hundred local chapters facilitated by a board of directors affectionately known as The Core. This structure allows the organization to be flexible and serve a wide variety of members. The organization has conducted hundreds of thousands of hours of activities to educate the public and provided development opportunities at the local, regional, national and continental level.
Sama Bilbao y León
Public Information Chair (1999-2005)
Vice President (1999-2001)
Professional Development Chair (2001-2002)
Professional Development Chair (1999-2001)
Past President (2002-2003)
Alumni Relations (1999-2002)
Canadian Affairs Chair (2000-2005)
Communication Chair (1999-2003)
Vice President (2003-2004)
Past President (2005-2006)