OR/K ANS Dinner Meeting Tonight
Next UTK ANS Meeting Tuesday, April 26
Hey Vols!

The OR/K ANS Dinner Meeting will take place tonight, Thursday, April 14 at the Provision Center for Proton Therapy and will feature a tour of the facility by the Provision VP! Aside from this itself being really cool and really free, you’ll also get a free dinner and hear from their guest speaker. Check out the details below!

The April UT ANS meeting is also coming up!

  • Date: April 26th (Notice 4th Tuesday of the month)
  • Time: 6:30 pm   (Notice change in usual time)
  • Place: Min Kao 524 (This didn’t change)
  • Speaker: Susan Turner from Y-12
  • Food: Yes, always

See the details below to learn more about our speaker, Dr. Susan Turner from Y-12!

OR/K ANS Meeting

Local ANS Members,

The next dinner meeting will take place on Thursday, Apr. 14 at the Provision Center for Proton Therapy and will feature a tour of the facility by Provision Vice President Bill Hansen. Niek Schreuder, M.Sc. DABR will give a talk on pencil beam scanning for delivering radiation dose to targets for proton beam radiotherapy. Niek serves as vice president and chief medical physicist for Provision. He has more than 24 years of experience in all aspects of proton beam radiotherapy and is considered one of the foremost medical physics pioneers in the world in proton therapy.

The tour will begin at 5:30pm, and dinner will be served at 6:45pm (see attached flyer and eventbrite website for more information). Please RSVP on the event website at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ans-april-dinner-meeting-and-provision-tour-tickets-24511973974. Payment (for Professionals) is not required at time of registration. We hope to see y’all there!

Regards,
Oak Ridge/Knoxville ANS Executive Committee

You can find the flyer here.

UTK ANS Meeting

  • Date: April 26th (Notice 4th Tuesday of the month)
  • Time: 6:30 pm   (Notice change in usual time)
  • Place: Min Kao 524 (This didn’t change)
  • Speaker: Susan Turner from Y-12
  • Food: Yes, always

Susan Barnard Turner, PhD

Dr. Turner is a nuclear engineer and Senior Program Manager at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She has managed Defense, Nuclear Nonproliferation, and Emergency Response programs since 2005. She previously served as a nuclear criticality safety facility lead engineer and engineering manager in Y-12’s Safety Analysis Engineering organization. Dr. Turner currently supports project activities, graduate students, and faculty for the University of Tennessee under the UT- Y-12 Joint Appointment Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Dr. Turner was a Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) U.S. Special Monitor and uranium processing subject matter expert supporting the DOE-NNSA NA-24 HEU U.S.-Russian Special Monitoring Program.  She traveled regularly to the Russian Federation to monitor process activities of the 1993 HEU Purchase Agreement.  This agreement provided 500 metric tons of former Russian weapon-source HEU for down blending to low assay UF6 and manufacture into nuclear fuel for U.S. commercial nuclear power plants. The program ended in 2013.

Dr. Turner won a DOE Defense Programs Award of Excellence in 2003 for her work supporting nuclear criticality safety and radiation shielding. She is a member of the American Nuclear Society and was Program Chair for the local Oak Ridge-Knoxville ANS chapter in 2005-2006.  She was also Program Chair of the National ANS Special Committee to the President on Nuclear Nonproliferation (SCNN) in 2009- 2010. She has both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and completed her PhD in 2016.  She is also a certified project management professional.

Dr. Turner is a second generation Y-12 employee with 30 years of service, both parents having met and served at Y-12 under the Manhattan Project which helped to end World War II.  Her mother was a “Calutron Girl,” and her father was a material inspector.  She currently lives in Knoxville with her husband, Wendell, who retired from Y-12. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.

We hope to see you all at the meeting!

Have a great day and Go Vols!
Your ANS Crew

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *