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Being a Critical Member of the Nuclear Industry

The core of a nuclear reactor can become critical when the right balance of physical conditions is achieved.  Similarly, having a balance of different qualities and recognizing both the technical and non-technical aspects of the nuclear industry are important for an individual to succeed in the professional world.

Being a Critical Member of the Nuclear Industry is inspired by the iconic Four-Factor Formula for reactor criticality, k = ηfpϵ. We have defined our own “Four Factors” that students will explore at our conference to help them become critical members of the nuclear industry:

  • η Nuclear opportunities
  • f Forming our public image
  • p Professional development
  • ϵ Entrepreneurship

Each of these factors will be explored through various technical sessions, hands-on workshops, panels, and dinners that individually target one of the four factors.



The University of Wisconsin-Madison is proud to be hosting the 2016 American Nuclear Society Student Conference. We are excited to bring students together, and with the help of professionals from around the country, to help each other become critical members of the nuclear industry.