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.

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2017 Region II Conference – Register today!

“Making History”

February 7-9, 2017
Host: Tennessee Valley Authority
at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown

The Region II Conference: “Making History,” will discuss exciting accomplishments of the Nuclear Industry such as the Startup of WBN Unit 2, Small Modular Reactors, and Delivering the Nuclear Promise to support an environment in nuclear energy and technologies in which women and men are able to succeed.

The conference activities kick off with a networking event the evening of February 7th at the Marriott to give attendees an opportunity to mingle with other Region II WIN members, enjoy some heavy hors d’oeuvres, and pick up their registration packets.  A full day of seminars will be held on February 8th ending with a Mardi Gras themed river cruise aboard the historic Southern Bell with dinner and dancing.  The conference will wrap up with three tour options on February 9th:  WBN Unit 2 Plant Tour, Central Monitoring Tour, or Unconscious Bias Workshop at the Marriott.

Registration is now open! Click here to register

If you have any questions, please contact Kendra Ware at ksware@tva.gov or call (423) 751-6869.

We hope to see you at the conference!



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!