About Us


The American Nuclear Society / Health Physics Society at Oregon State University is a student-led organization tied to the American Nuclear Society National Chapter. Our ANS student section hosts professional development events, research symposiums, social events, and provides volunteer outreach opportunities for all interested students. OSU ANS recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as a recognized student section by ANS National!

Most of our members are in the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE), though members of other departments within OSU are welcome to join. 

Our ANS chapter provides nuclear education and outreach through student involvement fairs, university and department organized activities, elementary school science fairs, and K-12 and public presentations. OSU ANS members also host tours of the facilities at the Radiation Center during the Dad's weekend tours in the fall and Mom’s weekend in the spring. 

Outside of academics, the OSU ANS chapter engages current members, prospective students, and faculty through community events including Chernobyl movie screenings, trivia nights, research & doughnuts, pizza nights, bowling, and the annual Welcome BBQ. 

The vision of ANS National is to advance, foster, and spur the development and application of nuclear science, engineering, and technology to benefit society. ANS National is made up of 18 constituent technical focus groups and hosts many conferences, webinars, networking events, and other professional development events throughout the year.