Welcome to the Oak Ridge Chapter of U.S. Women in Nuclear. Our chapter meetings take place most third Thursdays of the month at 11:30 AM at the New Hope Center. For a complete list of upcoming meetings, please visit our Upcoming Events page.

Visit our About Us and Chapter Meetings pages for more information on the chapter, then see our Presentations page for helpful resources!

September 22, 2016

“How to Make a Difference in Your Career & Your Community”
Please join us for an opportunity to hear from CNS Business Management and Transformation Vice President Doris Heim on how to make a difference in your career and your community. Heim will share how she got where she is today and how she uses her position to give back to local charities.

Following Heim’s talk, United Way of Anderson County Director Naomi Asher will discuss the needs of our community and the work United Way does to address them. Afterward, Mission Engineering’s Anita Hazelwood will detail how you can get involved with Y-12’s United Way campaign.

  • What: WIN leadership lunch featuring Doris Heim, CNS Vice President for Business Management and Transformation
  • When: Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Y12 New Hope Center Media Room (Skyped to Bldg 9113 CR 221)
  • Why: Learn how to make a difference in our career and your community!


Bernadette L. Kirk has been selected by the American Nuclear Society as the 2016 recipient of the E. Gail de Planque National Award. The award recognizes exemplary accomplishments by a woman in the fields of nuclear science and engineering.Bernie retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in late 2011, yet continues to  work on contract for the Nuclear Security & Isotope Technology Division. She was cited “for her dedicated service and multitude of generous contributions to nuclear science and engineering, for her leadership of Radiation Safety Information Computational Center serving nuclear practitioners worldwide, for her outreach activities in nuclear engineering education and for her consistent and unwavering support of the goals of the American Nuclear Society, domestically and internationally.” She will be recognized at the ANS winter meeting in November.



8-QUESTIONS-NUCLEAR-SCIENTISTChapter member and former president, Julie Ezold, was recently interviewed by local CBS affiliate WVLT about her work as a nuclear engineer and life as a single mom.

Watch the video or read a transcript of the interview here!