Dr. Hashemian Presents Awards During 2021 ANS Winter Meeting
As AMS President and Chairman of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) Honors and Awards (H&A) Committee, Dr. Hashemian was proud to announce the recipients of this year’s ANS awards during the 2021 ANS Winter Meeting earlier this month. Dr. Hashemian had the pleasure of presenting the following awards:
- Fellow of ANS
- Dwight D. Eisenhower Medal
- Seaborg Medal
- Alvin Weinberg Medal
- Gail de Planque Medal
- Mary Jane Oestmann Award
- Reactor Technology Award
- Landis Public Communication and Education Award
- Young Member Advancement Award
- Young Member Excellence Award
In addition, Dr. Hashemian had the pleasure of presenting the inaugural ANS Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award. This award was established last year as a joint effort between the ANS Diversity and Inclusion (DIA) Committee and the H&A Committee to recognize a group or individual for outstanding efforts in social responsibility promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion or inclusive community-building in the nuclear community. Dr. Hashemian had the honor of presenting the Tennessee 85 students and the U.S. Secretary of Energy with this inaugural award.
The Tennessee 85 were the first Black students to integrate in southeast public schools on Sept. 6, 1955, when the Atomic Energy Commission ordered Oak Ridge High School and Robertsville Junior High School to desegregate. The bravery exhibited by these young Black students marked a significant milestone for the civil rights movement and a wonderful contribution by the nuclear industry to the nation.
AMS would like to congratulate all the recipients of this year’s ANS awards!