Pitch Your Research

 

Date: Saturday, March 28th 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: TBD

Description:

The Pitch Your Research competition (sponsored by YMG) provides students the opportunity to present their research and compete against their peers for cash prizes. Participants will be divided into undergraduate and graduate groups. Undergraduates will present any research conducted during their undergraduate career, and graduates will present research conducted while in a Master’s or PhD program. Each student will have 3 minutes to present their research with one static slideRegister by March 20 to be considered! Capacity is limited to 12 so sign up soon! (Boxed Lunch included).

Two winners will be selected from each group.

Prizes: 

1st Place: $150 Cash + YMG Webinar for graduate winner only

2nd Place: $100 Cash

Grading Rubric:  Suggested_Rubric

 


TerraPower’s Introduction to ARMI Framwork

 

Date: Saturday, March 28th 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: TBD

Description: 

TerraPower will be presenting and interactively demonstrating its nuclear engineering automation platform which was recently open-sourced on GitHub (see https://github.com/terrapower/armi). This system provides a reactor at your fingertips. When you hook your existing analysis tools into it or build a new analysis tool upon it, you can automate entire analysis methodologies with a high-level Python interface. This allows new levels of cross-team communication and collaboration that we believe (from our internal experience) can revolutionize productivity in nuclear engineering analysis. We open sourced it specifically to inspire collaboration in the industry and to minimize re-work of “commodity” data management so you can focus on what really matters: pushing the envelope in reactor delivery.

In this lunch and learn, we will introduce the ARMI framework as a concept, explain how to download it, and go through a few interactive demonstrations to give you an idea of how to use it. If you want to follow along, try downloading and installing it off of github in advance and bring your laptops to the session. After this workshop, you should know enough to connect your team’s research tooling into the ARMI framework.


Operations and Power Division

 

Date: Friday, March 27th 2020

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: TBD

Description: 

Membership in the ANS Operations and Power Division provides numerous ways to stay
informed and involved. During lunch, we will cover how to join OPD, OPD’s NIMBY program, the
UWC Intern Program, and ANS’s efforts in Advanced Reactor Policy.