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American Nuclear Society Fusion Energy Division Presentation to the ANS Board of Directors Jake

American Nuclear Society Fusion Energy Division Presentation to the ANS Board of Directors Jake Blanchard, FED Chair University of Wisconsin November 2004 Washington DC

FED Mission • No official mission statement to date • I would state it

FED Mission • No official mission statement to date • I would state it as: – Disseminate our knowledge of fusion energy to colleagues and to the public – Recognize contributions of our members – Encourage the participation of young members

Division/TG Governance • Executive Committee: at least 6 members (usually 13, currently 12, 3

Division/TG Governance • Executive Committee: at least 6 members (usually 13, currently 12, 3 -year term) – Chair (1 yr), Vice Chair (1 yr), Sec/Treas (2 yr) – Standing: Nominating and Honors&Awards – Newsletter&Web: Editors are rolling horizon – Liaisons: • • Board: Gary Gates MS&T: Ken Schultz RS&P: Ham Hunter IEEE: George Miley

Division/TG Governance • FED Membership shows steady increase

Division/TG Governance • FED Membership shows steady increase

Division/TG Governance • Student FED Membership shows substantial increase

Division/TG Governance • Student FED Membership shows substantial increase

Division/TG Governance • Budget Start Year Dues Student Travel NEED/Student Conf Awards Other Finish

Division/TG Governance • Budget Start Year Dues Student Travel NEED/Student Conf Awards Other Finish Year 2003 15, 200 700 200 300 15, 100 2004 to date 15, 100 700 1, 500 300 1, 500 12, 400 TOFE Revenue will boost 2004 carryover (or 2005 balance)

Division/TG Governance • Planning – Strategic Plan and Succession Plan updated last year

Division/TG Governance • Planning – Strategic Plan and Succession Plan updated last year

Division/TG Governance • Communication – Newsletter sent twice a year by email – All

Division/TG Governance • Communication – Newsletter sent twice a year by email – All back issues on ANS web site – Email list is broader than FED membership (over 1, 000 names)

Division/TG Contributions to ANS • ANS Position Statements – Fusion Energy (last updated Nov

Division/TG Contributions to ANS • ANS Position Statements – Fusion Energy (last updated Nov 2003) • Participation with Other Societies – We have explored sharing meetings, but no progress yet • Society Leadership – Several FED Exec. Comm. Members are active nationally (Mc. Carthy, Wilson, Schultz, Hogan, etc. ) • Non-Meeting Pubs – Fusion Science & Technology

Division/TG Services to Membership • Professional Development – Very little to date • Scholarships

Division/TG Services to Membership • Professional Development – Very little to date • Scholarships – NEED – Student awards at the Topicals • Student Support – travel support for students to Topicals, Student Conferences, and National Meetings • Recognition – Awards to Scientists at Topicals – Significant Contributions to Teller Medals

Division/TG Meetings • National Meeting Participation – Averaging 2 sessions per year – Sharing

Division/TG Meetings • National Meeting Participation – Averaging 2 sessions per year – Sharing two sessions with RPSD in June • Topical Meetings – Just held standalone Topical in Madison (200 papers, 1/3 foreign, 1/6 students; paper count was significant increase over previous mtngs) – Next will be embedded in Albuquerque in 2006. Olson and Rochau (Sandia) will host – Also co-sponsor of IFSA Meetings

Division Meetings Division Governance Division Contributions Division Services to Membership National Meeting Participation Succession

Division Meetings Division Governance Division Contributions Division Services to Membership National Meeting Participation Succession Planning ANS Position Statements Professional Development Included in 2003 Strategic Plan Fusion Energy (current) Fusion has no Professional Development Activities Class II Topicals Membership Trends Participation with Outside Professional Societies Scholarships +25% attendance (135/200) 15 Th Topical: 1 plenary(6 paper) – 8 sessions (142 full papers) 749 members +11% change 2003 Fusion has liaison with IEEE Fusion supported the NEED Scholarship in 2003 Class III Topicals Communications Society Leadership Peer Recognition/ Awards Both Mtgs: 75% Exec Comm Both PDC & All NPC FED Awards (Achievement & Technical Accomplishment) Best Poster (student) Division Planning Non-Meeting Publications Student Support 2003 Strategic Plan submitted to PDC Chair Fusion Science & Technology Journal Fusion supported 2003 student conf. • Metrics Summary 2003: 0 session 0 panel/ 0 session 0 panel 15 th Fusion Topical - Nov 02 1 newsletter in 2003 website updated in 2003

Summary • List Areas of Success – Membership is up – Students more involved

Summary • List Areas of Success – Membership is up – Students more involved – TOFE attendance is up – TOFE may revitalize Wisconsin Local Section – Worked with Larry Foulke to prepare statement on Fusion Technology funding – Approved Succession Plans for Standing Committees

Summary • Focus for Future Action – Revitalize Program Committee – Consider Professional Development

Summary • Focus for Future Action – Revitalize Program Committee – Consider Professional Development Efforts (History of Fusion? ) – Continue efforts to gain Fellow status for more FED members – Help with funding and programmatic issues at national level