Local man co-chairs nuclear conference

By The Mercury

Manhattan native and MIT Nuclear Science and Engineering and Technology Policy graduate student Samuel Brinton was the co-chair of the American Nuclear Society 2013 Student Conference being held Thursday through Saturday in Cambridge, Mass.

“Our conference theme is the Public Image of the Nuclear Engineer,” said Brinton, one of three co-chairs of the event.

“We’ll interview and film conference attendees to create the first-ever ‘I’m a Nuke’ video. Starring nuclear science and technology students from around the world, we’ll be capturing the many faces of nuclear to show that nuclear professionals are a diverse group all working to leverage the benefits society can realize from nuclear. We plan to post the video on social media sites.”

Brinton and his co-chairs, Nathan Gibson of Dracut, Mass., and Ekatarina Paramonova of Monroeville, Penn., have arranged for Commissioner George Apostolakis, Ph.D., of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to serve as the conference keynote speaker.

Additional conference highlights include technical workshops, panel discussions, media training, tours of the MIT reactor, and one-one-discussions with exhibiting industry representatives.

Established in 1954, ANS is a professional organization of engineers and scientists devoted to the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology.

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