NAYGN Membership Announcements – Volume 10, Issue 20


1.       NAYGN is looking for volunteers to support our activities!  There are open positions on the Public Information Committee, Professional Development Committee, Social Media, Sponsorship Team, Benchmarking, Chapter Health, Government Outreach, Career Awareness – and many more!  Emailpresident@na-ygn.orgif you’re interested getting involved.   

2.       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, These materials will be used to populate our website blog and may be referenced/duplicated on our Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages. We look forward to hearing about your great work.

 3.      October 21 to 25, 2013 is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning your outreach activities for National Nuclear Science Week. There are lots of ideas and materials available on the NNSW website. Check it out:


1.       Mark your calendar to attend the Young Professional Congress (YPC), held in conjunction with the 2013 ANS Winter Meeting.

The American Nuclear Society (ANS) Young Members Group (YMG) and the North American Young Generation of Nuclear (NAYGN) designed this one-day program to provide a unique opportunity for young professionals in the nuclear industry. The sessions will provide actionable skills development and broad networking opportunities for all attendees.

When: Saturday, November 9, 2013

Where: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Members of the ANS and the NAYGN are encouraged to attend. Please note that attendance for the full ANS meeting is not required to attend the YPC.  Be on the lookout for more information in upcoming communications.

You are also invited to participate in the YMG-sponsored Hill Visit on Thursday, November 14.

To prepare participants for this event, a Communicating Effectively with Your Representative  prep session will take place Wednesday, November 13. Be on the lookout for more details!

For more information, contact Gale Hauck at

2.      The Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) and North American Young Generation Nuclear (NAYGN) are pleased to invite you to its annual professional development (PD) seminar on Sunday, June 9, 2013 as part of the 34th annual Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) conference at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre in vibrant downtown Toronto, Ontario. 

The theme of this year’s NAYGN PD seminar and conference is “Nuclear – The Next Generation.”  The central objective is to exchange views on how nuclear science and technology can best serve the needs of humanity, now and in the future.

To register for the NAYGN PD seminar, please visit The cost of the seminar is $30 (including tax). At the door registrations are not permitted.


1.       The 2012 NAYGN End of Year Report is now available. Click here to review       

2.      We want to remind our members that the exciting documentary film on nuclear energy "Pandora's Promise" is opening in select cities starting June 12th 2013 (see website for a city near you: ).  We encourage you to see the film along with your friends and family members - spread the word, post it on your Facebook page and twitter account - you can also 'Like" the film's Facebook page here:!/PandorasPromise?fref=ts


Does your local chapter want to arrange a Pandora's Promise private screening? NAYGN is in contact with the film's distributor and we have the opportunity to help set-up private screenings! Please note that these events will need to be funded.  Please contact the NAYGN Public Information committee to find out more:

3.       The sun goes down on San Onefre - Our thoughts are with friends and colleagues at San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) after Friday's news of the shutdown and eventual decommissioning of the two units in southern California...

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Maggie Collins

Communications Chair