University, Industry, and Goverment Relations Committee Report

The committee met on Sunday, June 26, at the Weston Diplomat Hotel in Room 212 from 9:30-10:30 am. We had 12 attendees representing all three entities: universities, industry, and the federal government. We received reports on future funding to universities from both the NRC and DOE. We also discussed the Annual ANS Student Design Contest, which is in its 35th year. The committee chair, Lee Dodds, suggested that the ETWD division start thinking about succession planning for the new chair of the committee. Lee has been the committee chair for over 15 years and plans to retire from the University of Tennessee by Jan. 1, 2012, so the committee will need a new chair. Lee requested that the new committee chair have a “genuine passion” for promoting university participation the Student Design Contest, which is the main function of the committee and provides an opportunity for students to have probably their first professional publication as well as their first experience at giving an oral presentation at a national ANS meeting. In short, the annual contest provides significant benefits to students and to the universities that they represent.
Submitted by,
Lee Dodds
Committee Chair

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