American Nuclear Society-Student Section

At Excelsior College

The objective of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Section is to promote the advancement of science and engineering relating to nuclear and allied sciences and arts through affiliation with an international organization of nuclear scientists and engineers. Excelsior is the only distance learning institution to host an American Nuclear Society Student Section.

A focus of the ANS Student Section is to increase public awareness of the benefits of nuclear technology and its place in our future. Our Student Section also promotes attendance at national conferences to bring together students from around the country to foster interaction and present information on the latest technology in the field.

We hold virtual meetings quarterly. Log in from home and participate in expert-led chats on topics related to nuclear education, job opportunities, and industry issues. Please see the for our meeting dates. You must be a member of our Student Section to take part.

ANS Student Section officers.

American Nuclear Society

Alpha Nu Sigma Honor Society

Excelsior also hosts a chapter of the Alpha Nu Sigma Honor Society, an affiliate honor society of the ANS. Membership in Alpha Nu Sigma recognizes the high scholarship, integrity, and potential achievement in the applied nuclear science and nuclear engineering of those outstanding student members of the American Nuclear Society who are inducted into the Society. Members of the honor society are selected from juniors and seniors in the top 40 percent of their class.

Every year students in the Excelsior College BS-Nuclear Engineering Technology degree program are inducted into the College's chapter of the Alpha Nu Sigma nuclear honor society in a ceremony held in Albany during commencement.. We are very proud of these students, whose academic excellence inspires us all to achieve our educational goals.

ANS Webinar

Tuesday, November 10, 2015   7 – 8 pm ET

Join us for a webinar on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Technology. Enter as a guest.

Presenter: Dr. Michael Johnson

Dr. Johnson is the Faculty Program Director for Energy Management. He is a retired Naval Officer from the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program. Upon his retirement from the Navy, he held leadership positions in the operations and maintenance departments at the Department of Energy Nuclear Facility in Idaho and in the commercial nuclear industry.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from NY State Board of Regents External Degree Program (Excelsior College), a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Excelsior College, a Master of Science in Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.


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