ANS NGFP Meeting

Speical ANS Meeting Tuesday

Hey everyone!

We have another meeting tonight, Tuesday, October 6th. This meeting is not our regularly programmed monthly get-together: this is a special meeting for students interested in graduate school or are looking at fellowships. This meeting will feature guests discussing the US Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship Program (NGFP).

“The NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program is seeking highly motivated graduate-level students for one-year salaried (plus benefits) fellowships in nonproliferation technology and policy, research and development, nuclear safety, emergency response, and more!”

Please see the attached flyer here for more details.

This meeting will be held in Min Kao 524 on Tuesday, October 6th, at 7:30pm.

Local Section Dinner

The Local ANS section dinner meeting is next Tuesday, 10/13/15 at 5pm. Remember, students eat free! You can find all the details here, and please RSVP here.

Volunteers Needed

We need 4 volunteers for the Serpent User Group Meeting October 13th -16th. This is partially in Fall Break, so if anyone will be around and not going on the King’s Island/Cedar Point Trip, we need some more, especially on Friday! Email Greg Meinweiser ( or Dr. Donovan ( if you are interested in picking up a shift!

Volunteers do not need to be present for the entire conference. The schedule will likely be divided up into morning/afternoon shifts for Wed-Fri. If you’re able to volunteer, let us know what days you’re available for morning / afternoon! Thanks in advance to anyone able to help out!

T-Shirt and Dues

You can pay dues and pick up your T-Shirt at the monthly meeting (though likely not tonight). You can also pay in Pasqua 305b when our treasurer, Danielle McFall, is there.

Have a great day, and Go Vols!

ANS Crew

PS – Can’t find that email from last week? All messages are posted online at for your viewing pleasure.

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ANS Fall Trip

ANS Fall Trip

ANS Fall Trip!

Hey everyone!

We hope everyone’s semester is going well so far! Our next social event is a trip to Ohio to visit the Cedar Point and Kings Island amusement parks, which will be fromOctober 16th-18th (fall break)!! The total estimated costs for ANS UTK Members – $119.98-139.98 (see the breakdown below). This cost includes food and the tickets for the amusement park. Hopefully, ANS UTK will be able to cover the gas, hotel, and parking costs! For more information on the Kings Island Amusement Park, click here For more information on the Cedar Point Amusement Park, click here

Sign up here (you don’t have to commit at this time, but let us know if you are interested!)
Get excited!!
Above: Summary of costs for ANS Fall Trip.
Have a great day, and Go Vols!

ANS Crew

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NRC & Guest Speaker Tonight!

NRC & Guest Speaker Tonight!


Hey everyone!

Quick reminder! We have another ANS meeting tonight at 6:30pm (note the time change) in Min Kao 524.

Tonight’s meeting will feature a guest from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a special guest speaker on personal finances during and after college! We hope to see you all there! (Oh, and free dinner, as usual).

One more thing – we are planning social events for the semester and want to gauge interest! Click here to vote! Our first event is October 18th – details here.

Nuclear Science Week

Please read the following message regarding NSW and volunteer opportunities!

Hi again everyone,

It has been a little while since I initially had people sign-up on the Volunteer interest sheet, but we have now finally gone live with our online Volunteer Sign-up sheet for Nuclear Science Week.  The signups can be found at the following link:

The signup sheet itself has a brief description of the available volunteer opportunities, and of course if you are looking for more details about NSW in generally, you can find it at: 

As a reminder, those that volunteer for a sufficient number of cumulative hours will have free access to the reception on 10/22/2015 which will be catered and have an open bar for those that are age eligible.  Currently, the required number of hours is 8 cumulative (doesn’t have to be all on the same day or consecutive hours), however this may be relaxed as we get closer to the actual event.

I encourage you to spread the word to any and all others who may be interested.  Volunteers do not have to be students, but it is preferred that they be somewhat knowledgeable of nuclear if they will be manning any informational sessions or booths.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me (  Look forward to seeing a lot of volunteer spirit!

Turnout to last week’s meeting with Dominion was
great! Plus, who can say no to free Zaxby’s chicken!
Have a great day, and Go Vols!

ANS Crew

PS – Can’t find that email from last week? All messages are posted online at for your viewing pleasure. Plus, check out the new photo galleries!

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Meeting Tonight & ANS Social Events!

Meeting Tonight & ANS Social Events!

Reminder: ANS Meeting tonight! Catered by Zaxby’s and held in Min Kao 524 at 7:30pm. Featuring a recruiter from Dominion Power Company, “looking for qualified Nuclear students for co-op/intern opportunities”. See you there!

ANS Social Events

Hey everyone!
We’ve got a few potential ANS UTK Social Events in the early planning stages. Below is a list of ideas:
  • Cedar Point / Kings Island Trip
  • The Escape/Trapped Game
  • River Rafting
  • Jump Jam
  • Murder Mystery Night
  • Snowboarding/Ski Day
  • Cadillac Mountain in Maine for New Years
I would like to get a gauge of interest for each event. Please vote on any social events that pique your interest via the following Google Forum! Then, we can narrow down the list a little and start planning things! Click here to vote!
Also, we plan on visiting the Cumberland County Playhouse to see “The Foreigner” play on October 18th! Below is a list of details for this trip. This is a favorite play of mine…it is hilarious! If you wish to attend this event, please sign-up via the following link asap (no later than September 23rd – we need to purchase tickets)! Sign-Up here.

The Foreigner (Information)

  • October 18, 2015
  • Regular Cost – $26
  • Student Discount Cost – $12
  • Food – ~$10-15 (depending on the voted restaurant)\
  • Depart Pasqua at 13:00
  • Travel to Crossville, TN
  • Play begins at Cumberland County Playhouse at 14:30 (we gain an hour)
  • Dinner after the play around 17:00
  • Depart Crossville, TN at 18:00 (or whenever the dinner ends)
  • Arrive in Knoxville, TN at 20:00 (we lose an hour)
  • “All Charlie wants is a little peace and quiet. So, when he arrives at a fishing lodge in Georgia, it seems harmless enough to masquerade as a foreigner who can’t speak English. However, he soon realizes that people will say the most extraordinary things when they think no one can understand them, and what seemed like a serene getaway suddenly turns into a hornet’s nest of drama and intrigue. The Foreigner is wickedly clever and outrageously funny. Our most requested title returns for our 50th Anniversary Season!”
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NE Student Society Meetings

NE Student Society Meetings

Hey everyone!

Due to the Engineering Expo happening this week and the STEM Job Fair happening next Monday, our student societies have a lot of meetings going on. You know what that means! Lots of great speakers, recruiters looking for coops and interns, and a lot of free food (each meeting will be catered).

The schedule is given here:

  • Monday (9/14) – 7:30 pm – HPS Meeting
    • Pasqua 205, HPS Info Session
  • Tuesday – 7:30 pm – ANS Meeting
    • Min Kao 524
    • Southern Company Recruiter
  • Wednesday – 6:30 pm – WiN Meeting
    • JDT 405
    • Duke Energy Recruiter
  • Thursday – 7:30 pm – ANS Meeting
    • Min Kao 622 – Zaxby’s Catered
    • Dominion Power Company Recruiter
    • Looking for qualified Nuclear students for co-op/intern opportunities, and will be filling a very limited number of interview spots during the Expo event on Thursday (Interviews to be held on Friday, 9/18).
  • Monday (9/21) – 6:30 – ANS Meeting
    • Min Kao 524
    • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Recruiter

Also make sure to attend the Engineering Expo on Thursday provided by UT’s own Engineering Professional Practice office!

Engineering Professional Practice

Have a great day, and Go Vols!

ANS Crew

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Western Carolina Game Tickets

Western Carolina Game Tickets

Claim your tickets!

Hey everyone!
The student ticket request period for the Western Carolina football game (September 19, 7pm) is now open. You can sit with other ANS UTK members by adding our group information when you first request your tickets.

Group Leader User ID: gmeinwei
Group Password: ans

You can request your tickets here until 11:59pm tomorrow, 9/10/15.

We hope to see you at the game!


Get excited for some more great Tennessee football!
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Reminder: OR/K ANS Dinner Meeting Tonight!

Reminder: OR/K ANS Dinner Meeting Tonight!

Reminder: OR/K Dinner Meeting Tonight!

This is a reminder for the ANS Local Section (Oak Ridge / Knoxville) dinner meeting tonight with Dr. David Holcomb as our speaker. We hope to see you there! Remember, students eat for free!

“The first dinner meeting of the new academic year will take place on Tuesday, September 8th at Calhoun’s On the River and will feature Dr. David Holcomb as our speaker. His talk is titled, “Technology and Status Overview of Fluoride Salt-Cooled High-Temperature Reactors.” Dr. Holcomb is the DOE-NE National Technical Lead for Fluoride Salt-Cooled High-temperature Reactors, and is a Research Scientist in the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division at ORNL.

A cocktail hour will begin at 5:30pm, and dinner will be served at 6:30pm (see attached flyer for more information). We hope to see y’all there!

Oak Ridge/Knoxville ANS Executive Committee”

You can find all the details on their flyer here.


NE Department cookout was a blast, thanks for hosting it UTNE!
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First ANS meeting a success!

First ANS meeting a success!

Huge thank you to everyone who joined us last night for our first ANS general membership meeting of the year! We hope everyone had a good time and those who are new learned what we’re about! For anyone who missed the meeting, don’t worry: the powerpoint presentation from last night is posted here!

ANS GBM 9.1.15

UTK ANS First meeting

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Meeting Minutes – August 30, 2015 Officer Meeting

The second officer meeting of the 2015-2016 year took place yesterday, on July 27. The minutes for the meeting are attached.


  • UTK ANS has obtained proper IRS tax status and is officially non-profit.
  • The website service has been purchased and the new email system is already implemented.
  • T-Shirts are arriving this week!
  • The first meeting is this Tuesday and food will be provided.
  • The NE Cookout is this Friday.

For the full minutes, see:

8.30.15 Officers Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Minutes – July 27, 2015 Officer Meeting

The first officer meeting of the 2015-2016 year took place yesterday, on July 27. The minutes for the meeting are attached.

ANS Officer Meeting Highlights:

  • The first general body meeting will be Tuesday, September 1st at 7:30 P.M.
  • T-Shirts for ANS have been designed and the order process is ongoing.
  • Move-in Day Volunteering: ANS officers and members will help incoming freshmen move in and locate their classes.
  • Committee leaders and representative duties were assigned.
  • Website hosting and domain plan was approved.

7.27.15 Officers Meeting Minutes

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