Posts Tagged ‘McAndrew-Benavides’

U.S. Chamber of Commerce declares May their Nuclear Month

  There's one source of energy that will operate 24/7 - through heat waves or cold snaps - all while producing zero emissions. Seem incredible? That's just the start of what nuclear energy provides the U.S. Nuclear energy is powering the country with emissions-free electricity from 100 reactors located in 31 states across the U.S. Soon, five new reactors will be added to that list with the capacity to p...

15 May 1:25 PM 0 Read More...

NAYGN Reaches 10,000 Members: Reflections from Past NAYGN Leader Duncan Robinson

  Duncan Robinson started his involvement in North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) leadership as the 2005-2006 US Affairs Chair.  His effectiveness in this role eventually brought him back to the Board of Directors for an encore in 2010-2013 as the Vice President, President, and Past President.     Question:  What was your life and career like when you were involved in th...

17 Jan 6:28 PM 2 Read More...

Why NAYGN presence at the NRC’s Public Waste Confidence meetings is so important

Will Landreth (Chapter Lead at Diablo Canyon) reiterates the importance of NAYGN presence at the NRC Public Waste Confidence meetings as he recounts his experience in San Luis Obispo, CA. My name is Will Landreth.  I live in San Luis Obispo and work for Pacific Gas and Electric Company at Diablo Canyon Power Plant.  I am not an official spokesperson for PG&E or Diablo Canyon.  I'm writing this as a resident...

03 Dec 8:10 PM 0 Read More...

NAYGN Reaches 10,000 Members: Reflections from Past NAYGN Leader Anne Shatara

Anne Shatara was elected to the Treasurer position in 2002, in the first formal election that NAYGN held.  Anne served as Treasurer for two terms, leaving the role in 2006.  And we all know what happens to people who work hard and produce results –they are given additional responsibilities!  In that spirit, NAYGN called her back in 2007 to fill the role of Professional Development Chair, completing the second ye...

03 Dec 7:50 PM 0 Read More...

And the 2013 NAYGN Public Information Award goes to….Duke Energy!

Congratulations to the Duke Energy Chapter for winning the first ever NAYGN Public Information award for 2013! Due to the diversity and number of PI activities held during October and November, attaching Duke Energy’s entry form is the only way to adequately communicate their accomplishments. Congratulations to Christine and all of the Duke members! Duke Energy Submission- NAYGN 2013 Public Information Award ...

03 Dec 7:21 PM 1 Read More...

Vote for the 15th Annual NAYGN Drawing Contest Winner!

The top 5 finalists are here - vote for your favorite now! The winner will be announced by December 6th 2013.   See below for the poster pictures. [polldaddy poll=7552368]   [caption id="attachment_3984" align="alignnone" width="290"] Alicia / NAYGN Vogtle[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3964" align="alignnone" width="488"] Dixon / NAYGN GEH Willmington[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3981" ...

11 Nov 4:04 PM 3 Read More...

NAYGN Reaches 10,000 Members: Reflections from Past NAYGN Leader Amy Buu Keller

Amy Buu Keller started her North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) involvement by helping to start the Midlands chapter in 2002.  She was elected to the NAYGN Board of Directors (the “Core”) in 2004 as the Professional Development chair.  Amy then served as Vice President, President, and Past President in 2006, 2007, and 2008, respectively.  Amy was involved in shaping many policies and practice...

01 Nov 2:58 PM 0 Read More...

NAYGN Reaches 10,000 Members: Reflections from Past NAYGN Leader Michael Stuart

NAYGN reaches 10,000 members! Over the next several weeks we will be posting interviews with key members who have made this milestone possible - please enjoy these reflections as we look back on our history. Michael Stuart was the 2005 – 2007 Public Information chair for the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN).  His enthusiasm for NAYGN and his strong contributions are remembered in the organ...

08 Oct 5:26 PM 3 Read More...

NAYGN 10k Reflections – with NAYGN Founder Paul Wilson

NAYGN reaches 10,000 members! Over the next several weeks we will be posting interviews with key members who have made this milestone possible - please enjoy these reflections as we look back on our history. Paul Wilson is one of the seven founding members of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN). He took a moment out of his busy day of academics to reflect on his involvement in NAYGN and the...

18 Sep 3:37 PM 3 Read More...

NEI Public Information Kits are available!

NAYGN members have the opportunity to receive a Public Information kit from NEI which include the following:  Imitation fuel pellets  Nuclear energy educational poster from the National Energy Foundation  Nuclear Advocacy Network flyers  Workforce development brochures  “Just the Facts” brochures  Pro-nuclear stickers  ANS educational packet (waiting on confirmation)  NAYGN’s Nuk...

02 Aug 2:26 PM 1 Read More...

#Climate

President Obama gave remarks last week on his climate change action plan. The President has set ambitious goals for managing carbon emissions, which cannot be achieved without baseload emissions-free generation like nuclear power. Although there will be certain political debate over how to achieve some of the goals President Obama set out, the underlying concept is we need energy diversity. Nuclear currently m...

12 Jul 10:42 AM 0 Read More...

The Sun goes down on San Onofre

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 (link to article). NAYGN has reached out to our members located at SONGS and we will continue to support them in whatever way we can. We look forward to learning from how the technical, regulatory, political and public pe...

12 Jun 2:14 PM 0 Read More...

Diversity in Nuclear Science

One aspect of NAYGN that most inspires me is our membership diversity. At every NAYGN event I inevitably meet and learn from a ton of technical peers. But I also meet human resources representatives, communications specialists and political wonks – all with a joint interest in pushing nuclear science and technology forward. And the same goes for diversity in nuclear science. Our members are not only vested in th...

08 Mar 3:06 PM 3 Read More...

Announcing the 2012 NAYGN Drawing Contest Winner!

[Approx. Read Time: 1 minute] Congratulations to the 2012 NAYGN Drawing Contest winner - Kailey from Jefferson Elementary in Monroe, Michigan! [caption id="attachment_3860" align="alignleft" width="600"] 2012 NAYGN Drawing Contest Winner - Kailey - Submitted by the Fermi Nuclear Station NAYGN Chapter[/caption] Kailey did a great job and won by an overwhelming majority of the approximately 4800 votes received...

04 Dec 5:23 PM 1 Read More...

The Nuclear Industry through the Eyes of an Intern

[Approx. Read Time: 3 minutes] [caption id="attachment_3886" align="alignleft" width="150"] Adam Lineberry, NAYGN Member[/caption] For the past few months, I have been working as a summer intern for Bechtel Power on the Generation mPower project. During the school year, I spend my time as a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in civil/structural engineering at Georgia Tech.  As the summer and my inte...

05 Nov 4:18 PM 1 Read More...

Vote for the 14th Annual NAYGN Drawing Contest Winner!

[Approx. Read Time: 1 min] Voting for the 14th Annual NAYGN Drawing contest is now available below! We had an incredible number of entries with participation from 19 NAYGN chapters across North America with 38 contests and 1495 drawing submissions! This years' theme of "Roddy Nuclear Builds Tomorrow” – placed an emphasis on the importance of new plant construction for the future of nuclear and growing energ...

31 Oct 3:45 PM 16 Read More...

The 14th Annual NAYGN Drawing Contest is Here!

[Approx. Read Time: 1 minute] [caption id="attachment_3317" align="aligncenter" width="726"] 13th Annual Contest Winning Submission - Giovanni[/caption] The 14th Annual NAYGN Drawing Contest is here!  NAYGN is hoping to build on the continuing success of the contest after last year's 13th Annual Contest. This years’ theme is “Roddy Nuclear Builds Tomorrow” – with an emphasis on the importance of new...

14 Sep 4:23 PM 1 Read More...

Teacher Workshop at IYNC/NAYGN Public Information Day 2012

[Approx. Read Time: 2 minutes] By Suzanne Baker, Guest Author and Director of PopAtomic Studios I recently had the privilege of participating in the Nuclear Technology Workshop for Teachers in Charlotte, NC.  The all-day event, organized by Kristine Madden (NextEra Energy) and Dr. Stephen Harris (Savannah River National Laboratory - SRNL), was a part of the International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC)/ North Am...

13 Sep 9:45 AM 1 Read More...

How to Hold Your Own NAYGN Letter Writing Campaign

[Approx. Read Time: 4 mins] Have you been thinking about ways for your North American Young Generation in Nuclear Chapter to reach out to energy policymakers and make a difference in the energy debate?  It's a fact that nuclear power must be considered as an integral part of the United States' energy policy if we want clean, cheap, and reliable energy in the future.  You could spend thousands of dollars to send me...

21 Aug 10:20 AM 1 Read More...

Get Excited! The New & Improved Clean Energy Insight Is Here!

Welcome to the new and improved CleanEnergyInsight.org website.  The new website has a few new features and better navigation.  You may notice a few bugs here and there I am still working out some kinks. Thanks, Mike Bloom...

29 Jun 4:17 PM 0 Read More...

One to One-Hundred: The Growth of NAYGN Local Chapters

[Approx. Read Time: 3 minutes] Much as a sports franchise has a core group of players that are the heart and soul of the team local Chapters form the nucleus of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN). Since the organization's inception, local chapters have conducted nearly 340,000 hours of activities in support of their members. "It is great to see what an impact the local chapters have made...

05 Jun 4:00 PM 1 Read More...

The Young Generation Has Spoken: 2012 NA-YGN Career Report Issued

[Approx. Read Time: 2 minutes] In early 2012, the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN) polled young professionals in the nuclear industry from all over the United States and Canada. The focus of this year’s survey was on issues that affect the careers of young professionals. Job satisfaction and factors that affect satisfaction and career growth are hot topics for young professionals in the nuclea...

17 May 10:42 PM 2 Read More...

2011 NA-YGN Drawing Contest Winners Announced; UPDATE: Pictures included

[Approx. Read Time: 1 minute] The North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN) teamed up with Clean Energy Insight for the 2011 NA-YGN Drawing Contest.  In light of the events at Fukushima Nuclear Plant, the contest focused on nuclear power on an international scale with the theme,  "Roddy Nuclear Powers the World."  Roddy is a nuclear fuel pellet, and an NA-YGN mascot, and he is predominantly featured i...

16 May 8:00 AM 2 Read More...

An Inside View: US Federal Government Approves Yet Another Nuclear Energy Plant for Construction

[Approx. Read Time: 2 minutes] Reference: http://www.power-eng.com/articles/2012/03/nrc-approve-col-for-vc-summer.html Julie Ezell, NA-YGN Member Six years out of college and I never dreamed I would be here - working on a project to license and construct two new nuclear units. Working at SCE&G has afforded me the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the project.  I was part of the team t...

30 Mar 3:10 PM 9 Read More...

Young Professionals in Nuclear Power Look Forward

[Approx. Read Time: 2 minutes] One year ago today, the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami struck Japan.  The tragic event resulted in 15,850 deaths, over 6000 injuries, more than 3000 missing and countless billions in property damage.  While this disaster weighed heavily upon the heart of so many, it particularly resonates with those of us in the nuclear industry.  As we know, the tsunami challenged many of Japan's...

12 Mar 9:22 AM 0 Read More...

NA-YGN Chapters Participate in National Nuclear Science Week

[Approx. Read Time: < 2 minutes] Recently, North American Young Generation in Nuclear Chapters from all over the continent shared their passion for their field of work with their local communities during National Nuclear Science Week (Jan 23rd - 27th, 2012).  Shown below are some examples of how two NA-YGN Chapters got the word out and celebrated National Nuclear Science Week (NNSW) by educating their local co...

27 Feb 11:33 AM 1 Read More...

Two NA-YGN Members Lead the Charge

[Approx. Read Time: 3 minutes] Two North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN) members recently offered their thoughts and advice in a guest article on the ANS Nuclear Cafe Blog, encouraging young members of the nuclear energy industry to take complete personal responsibility of  their professional development. Learning to take charge of my professional and personal development has been the biggest le...

23 Jan 11:59 PM 1 Read More...

Michigan American Nuclear Society holds Essay Contest

[Approx. Read Time: 2 minutes] How often do you think about where the electricity you use to power your lights, computer and television comes from? Chances are not often, if ever. This past October, the Michigan American Nuclear Society hosted an essay contest as part of Careers in Energy Week asking high school students to do just that. The "Get into Nuclear Energy" essay contest targeted raising awareness of ...

29 Dec 12:35 PM 3 Read More...

The Power of Asking Questions: Using Legos to Transfer Tacit Knowledge

[Approx. Read Time: 2 minutes] During last week's Young Professionals Congress, dozens participated in a new training activity designed to solicit tacit knowledge from experienced professionals. Members from both the American Nuclear Society's Young Members Group (ANS-YMG) and North America Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN) created this activity. "This training was timely," said Jennifer Varnedoe Chair of th...

29 Dec 12:12 PM 3 Read More...

VOTE! – 2011 NA-YGN Drawing Contest

[Approx. Read Time: <1 minute] North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NA-YGN) recently held their 13th Annual "Roddy Nuclear" Drawing contest all over North America.  Roddy Nuclear is a nuclear fuel pellet cartoon character who can fit into the palm of a child's hand.  In fact, Roddy provides as much energy as almost two-thousand pounds of coal and 17,000 cubic feet of natural gas! NA-YGN members used Rod...

19 Dec 8:01 AM 1 Read More...