The core purpose of the ANS Savannah River Section is to promote the awareness and understanding of the application of nuclear science and technology locally (in the Central Savannah River Area), nationally and globally.

2017 Benjamin Scholarship Application Deadline - Extended to April 17, 2017

See Benjamin Scholarship Page for Details

Register to Attend October 2016 Program at Mi Rancho Featuring TJ Corder on China, Nuclear Power Plants, and Vogtle

See Meetings Page for September/October 2016

Download September 23, 2016 Presentation by Mark Schmitz of Savannah River Remediation (SRR)

See Meetings Page for September/October 2016


2016-2017 Benjamin Scholarship Winners Recognized

The 2016-2017 Benjamin Scholarship winners were recognized July 9, 2016 at Augustino's restaurant in Augusta.  The winners are Katherine Birdsong of North Augusta (The McFarland School), Daniel Davidson of North Augusta High School, and Xiaoyi Claire Long of Westminster Schools of Augusta, the Scholarship’s first international awardee.

See the Benjamin Memorial Scholarship page at this website for more information on the Scholarship recipients. 


Professor Robert Hayes (North Carolina State University) - Featured Speaker at Thursday, March 31, 2016 ANS SR Meeting - Boll Weevil Restaurant, Augusta, GA

The March speaker will be Dr. Robert B. Hayes, who will describe the Consortium for Nonproliferation Enabling Capabilities (CNEC) at North Carolina State University.  He will describe the CNEC and its support of external university research in the field of nuclear security around the country. Dr. Hayes then plans to summarize DOE/NNSA assets and applications in nuclear security.  These will include all the basic features of emergency response as well as nonproliferation, arms control and attribution. The basic physics underlying most nuclear forensics applications will be covered.  This meeting will be cosponsored by the Savannah River Chapter of the Health Physics Society.

The meeting will be held at the Boll Weevil Restaurant, 14 Ninth Street (off Reynolds Street) in downtown Augusta, GA (meeting venue is the yellow building next to the restaurant).  The menu includes a houses salad, Havana Chicken (grilled jerk chicken with melted cheese, white rice, and black bean salsa), an assortment of Boll Weevil signature sandwiches, and dessert.  The cost includes your meal, soft beverage, tax, and tip, and is $30 per person ($25 per person for Educators, Students, and Retirees).  Fees are payable at the registration table (cash, check, or credit card). Beer and wine are available at the restaurant bar.

Reservations are required.  Please make all reservations through the following link:


To make a reservation using this link, just complete the "survey" and click on the "Done" button on the bottom of the survey as indicated.  You will received a reservation verification email from  ans.savannahriver@gmail.com.

Professor Robert Hayess (NC State University)

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Dinner Meeting

Ms. Melissa Jolley presented  "Plant 124: Site Selection," at Bobby's BBQ, on Thursday, February 18, 2016 to an audience o.  Her presentation looked  at the reasons Plant 124 was needed in 1950 and how it became the Savannah River Plant. She discussed the factors that led to the site location decision as well as how the project and construction led to growth in the CSRA.   

Ms. Jolley has been the Cold War Curator at the Savannah River Site Curation Facility since 2013. The SRS Curation Facility houses over 4000 artifacts from across the SRS and includes documents, large equipment objects, employee memorabilia, and more. Ms. Jolley is an Aiken native, holds a B.A. in History from USC-Aiken, and has previous collections experience at Biltmore Estate, Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, and the Aiken County Historical Museum.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Dinner Meeting

Mr. Thomas Johnson, Associate Deputy Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy, Savannah River Operations Office spoke to well over 50 attendees at the ANS-SR dinner and technical meeting on Wednesday evening, 6:00 PM, January 20, 2016.  The meeting was held at Hilton Garden Inn, Aiken, South Carolina.

ANS National Website:   http://www.ans.org/

Savannah River Section is 2014-2015 Winner
of Best Large Section
Public Information  & Section Management

At the ANS 2015 Winter Meeting & Expo in Washington, D.C., the ANS Savannah River (ANS SR) Section was recognized as best ANS large local section with the with respect to its Public Information and Section Management activities over the last year.  Mr. Eugene Grecheck presented the award to ANS SR on Monday, November 9.  To the many section members that support these volunteer activities throughout the CSRA - Well done! 
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