Membership Announcements Volume 11, Issue 17

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  • Congratulations and welcome to our newest NAYGN chapters:
    • University of Ontario Institue of Technology (UOIT)
    • Enercon - Overland Park

We’re extremely excited to have these new chapters on board and are looking forward to their active involvement in NAYGN.


  • PI Chair Appointment

Laura Brown, Public Information (PI) chair elected in 2013, has resigned from the NAYGN board of directors (effective 3/17/14) as a result of accepting a new job outside of the nuclear industry. We thank Laura for her contribution to NAYGN over the years on the core and in previous roles – she’s had a positive impact and will be greatly missed. Please join us in wishing her all the best in her future endeavors.

Alexander Vazquez has been appointed (effective 3/20/14) via a Core election to serve for the remainder of the PI term. She has been an active member of the PD committee and has been instrumental in the success of the past several conferences. We welcome her to the NAYGN leadership team and are looking forward to an active year of PI initiatives.


  • Registration for the NAYGN Professional Development conference is now open! The conference will be held in Scottsdale, AZ in May 18 - 20, 2014.  Click here to register and find out more information! Featuring a Key Note address from Ted Nordhaus, Chairman of the Breakthrough Institute and Roberta B. Ness, MD, MPH, dean of the University of Texas School of Public Health and author of  Innovation Generation: How to produce creative and useful scientific ideas.


  • The nuclear energy industry has launched the “Nuclear Matters” public affairs campaign to inform key audiences about nuclear energy’s full value proposition and to raise awareness of the economic challenges to nuclear energy that threaten those benefits.  Check out the campaign and follow activity at the website – – and on Twitter: @nuclear_matters. NEI encourages all industry members to engage in this campaign as state-based events are scheduled in the coming months.



Get Involved!

  • Do you have an idea that could revolutionize the nuclear energy industry? If yes, you should compete in NAYGN’s 2014 Innovation Competition. Young professionals will have the opportunity to vet their ideas with their peers and industry experts at the upcoming NAYGN PD Workshop. The inventor of the best idea will be awarded an opportunity to pitch their concept to all US Chief Nuclear Officers at an upcoming meeting. This is a great opportunity for young professionals. http 


  •  Is someone in your local NAYGN chapter making a difference?  Do you have great events or activities going on in your NAYGN chapter that are worth sharing?  Go Nuke would like to shine the spotlight on you. Send details and pictures to,  We look forward to hearing about your great work!  Click here to read previous Go Nuke articles.



  •  NAYGN Professional Development Seminar to be held on May 25, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Ontario. Contact for volunteering at the event. More updates to come.


  • IYNC 2014 registration is now open.  The last deadline for summary submission is March 14.  Travel grants are now available.  For further information about IYNC 2014, visit