Membership Newsletter: “Becoming a Leader” Webinar Series, Post Card Push Day, Q2 Excellence Award Winners, and Upcoming Millennial Nuclear Caucus

“Career Progression - Becoming a Leader” Webinar Series

The Professional Development Webinar Committee is kicking
off a new three part series called Career
Progression: Becoming a Leader
. The first webinar will be on Tuesday,
September 24th at 3 PM EST with Donna Christiansen, Training Director at
Comanche Peak.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend if you are

The PD webinar committee is also looking for volunteers to
organize and lead a NAYGN PD Book Club. The lead would pick the book and host
webinars to discuss with members and help members add it to their on-the-job
individual development plans.

 If you have any questions or would like to suggest future webinar topics, please contact

Nuclear Science Week: Post Card Push Day

Don’t forget about Post Card Push Day for Nuclear Science Week, October 14 -18!  This year we are partnering with Nuclear Matters to send digital post cards.  There will be no hard copies sent this year.

The goal of the post card is to share your personal story and how nuclear energy makes an impact from your perspective.Two digital files are available to either print or send electronically.  Start completing your Post Cards today so that all you have to do during nuclear science week is send them!  Contact to get started.

Q2 Excellence Award Winners

Congratulations to the Q2 Excellence Award winners!

  • Daniel Deckman, Chapter: PSEG Hope Creek and Salem
  • Tyler Andrews, Chapter: Duke Energy
  • Diego Carvallo, Chapter: Southern Nuclear
  • Ashley Davis, Chapter: DC Metro
  • Umar Faraz, Chapter:
    Framatome – Charlotte
  • Christy Fletcher, Chapter: ENERCON
  • Jenny Gourley, Chapter: INPO
  • Bristol Hartlage, Chapter: Kinectrics
  • Mike Hayes, Chapter:
    Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Stephanie Kotnik, Chapter: Exelon
  • Kristin McCoskey, Chapter: Exelon
  • Mark Llewellyn, Chapter: Tennessee Valley Authority – Watts Bar
  • Elise Ottenfeld, Chapter: Tennessee Valley Authority – Sequoyah
  • Emma Paul, Chapter:
    Bruce Power
  • Courtney Tampas, Chapter: Dominion Energy
  • John Flynn, Chapter:
  • Jamie Williams, Chapter: DC Metro
  • Natalie Wood, Chapter: Entergy

To read more about their achievements, please check out our awards page!

Nominations for the Q3 Excellence Award are now open as well!  Click here to nominate a member of your chapter.

Upcoming Millennial Nuclear Caucus

MIT Nuclear Science & Engineering is hosting and would to invite you to the upcoming DOE Millennial Nuclear Caucus - New England this fall, on Monday November 4th. The DOE Millennial Nuclear Caucus is part of a series of events hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE) to bring together the next generation of leaders in nuclear innovation.

Attendance will be free of
charge to encourage students and young professionals in the New England area to
attend the event.  That includes
universities, industry, labs, electricity generators, and policy makers with an
interest in nuclear.

The event will take place on the MIT campus. Please email Miriam (Rathbun) Kreher at with any further questions

Canadian Professional Development Event - Profile in Leadership

Come out this year and POWER YOUR DEVELOPMENT with
workshops focusing on goal setting and creating your own personal brand. You
will also have the chance to listen to OPG's CEO Ken Hartwick during a
fireside chat session. 

There will be free food, gifts, and even a photographer who
will be taking free headshot pictures for your LinkedIn profile! Mark
your calendars - September 26th folks from 4.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in
the DEC Auditorium, limited spots available! Note that you will need to
register to attend the event.

Link to Register:

Please contact Veeshesh Sunassy at if you have any questions about the event.

Nuclear Science Week Webinar Recap

If you weren’t able to attend the recent Nuclear Science Week webinar, no worries!  We’ve uploaded the information to our PI library under “2019 Nuclear Science Week”. 

If you have any questions, please contact

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