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ISU American Nuclear Society student chapter receives national certificate of distinction

December 4, 2015
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POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s student chapter of the American Nuclear Society has received a national certificate of distinction for its work during the 2014-2015 school year.

The American Nuclear Society is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. It was established by a group of individuals who recognized the need to unify professional activities within the fields of nuclear science and technology.

Over the year the group participated in a variety of activities to promote the advancement of science and engineering and allied sciences and arts. The group put on exhibits in the ballroom of the ISU Pond Student Union for high school students to learn more about how nuclear science affects their everyday lives. The group also attended several national conferences, one being in Texas. Ten ISU students traveled to Texas A&M University to attend the annual Student Conference of the ANS and three of them presented at that conference. The student conference is hosted at a different university each year.

“They are excellent students and high achievers,” said Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, ANS faculty adviser. “I am very proud of their hard work as officers.”

This year, the certificate of distinction was awarded to the American Nuclear Society student sections that filed an annual report with national headquarters, updated headquarters with names and contact information for the new officers, had up-to-date bylaws and rules, and did two of the following items: reported outreach events, submitted outreach material to the Student Section Committee for other sections to use, or reported a non-outreach event for posting on their website.

“The best memory thus far was the 2015 ANS winter meeting. They called ISU for certificate of distinction and I was there to pick up the certificate,” said Bilguun Byambadorj, student elected president of ANS. “There were only few universities which were awarded, I am proud to be the elected president of ANS at ISU and even more proud that we got the certification of distinction.”

For more information on ANS visit http://www.ans.org/ or contact Bilguun Byambadorj at byambilg@isu.edu.


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