NCSD: The Nuclear Criticality
We have produced a brochure on the reasons you should join
NCSD. Check it out!
What is NCSD?
A Professional Division
of the American Nuclear Society dealing with the practice of ensuring
that fissile material operations outside of reactors are performed
safely. Our area of expertise encompasses operating practices,
field support, code development, cross section measurement, critical and
subcritical experimentation as well as common sense.
Who is NCSD?
A diverse and active
group. We represent all facets of nuclear criticality safety,
including academics, the Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, contractors, owners and operators of nuclear facilities.
We include national and international individuals, professionals and
students, technical experts and program managers. NCSD has over 800
members, yet is small enough to have others know your name and follow
Why join NCSD?
Criticality safety is a
close-knit community and the opportunity for making technical and social
contacts through NCSD is substantial. NCSD gives you instant
access to an extensive technical network that can help you solve
difficult problems quickly and distinguish yourself from the crowd.
We provide training and resources to help you get the answer right the
first time. By getting involved, you can make a difference:
contributing best practices and innovative solutions, helping others in
your field through mentoring and sponsoring newcomers, and increasing
the safety of the public. NCSD represents a forum where you can
develop leadership skills, contribute new ideas, make your opinions
heard and help shape future standard practices and regulations. We
also recognize and award impressive contributions to the field.
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