Student Societies and Groups

American Nuclear Society

University of Michigan American Nuclear Society (ANS) Student Section, formed in 1955, was the first student branch in the country. Since its inception the branch has been involved in numerous activities to increase public awareness of the benefits of nuclear technology and its role in the future.

One of the primary roles of the ANS student branch has been to provide professional development opportunities to the students by organizing talks from the industry and by supporting students to attend ANS national and regional conferences. The section has also sponsored regional student conferences in the past. In addition to professional activities, the student branch also organizes several social activities such as holiday parties, intramural sports, recreational activities, outreach, and community service activities.

AY 2022
Andrew Panter, President

AY 2023
Julia Marshall, President (Senior)
Katie Ballard, Vice President (Senior)
Joseph Croteau, Secretary (Junior)
Jacob Cooper, Treasurer (Junior)
Andrew Panter, Graduate Student Advisor
Thomas Jayasankar, Graduate Student Advisor

Advisor: Brian Kiedrowski

The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management

The Institute of Nuclear Materials Management promotes the advancement and research in the area of nuclear materials management as well as implementing standards regarding professional ethics, education, and attainment of those engaged in the nuclear materials management field. The organization strives to increase the distribution of information regarding the management of nuclear materials. Student chapters foster and promote these international goals.

The University of Michigan student chapter hosts professional speakers, facilitating panels and discussions, as well as providing opportunities to learn more about the importance of nuclear materials management firsthand.

Advisor: Sara Pozzi

Alpha Nu Sigma Society

In 1983, a chapter of the Alpha Nu Sigma Society (ANS), the national honor society for Nuclear Science and Engineering, was formed at the University of Michigan. Approximately 120 undergraduate and graduate students have been inducted into the Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Nu Sigma Society at Michigan since 1983. The Honor Society emphasizes nuclear education by tutoring current students and engaging in outreach activities to educate high school students and the community.

Advisor: Brian Kiedrowski

Health Physics Society

The University of Michigan Student Branch of the Health Physics Society was among the charter groups of student branches, formed in 1992. The Health Physics Society is dedicated to the development, dissemination, and application of both the scientific knowledge and the practical means for radiation protection, with an emphasis on the protection of people and the environment from unnecessary exposure to radiation. The student branch has been involved in a number of professional activities, parties, seminars, and public relations activities, including tours, teacher training workshops, and visits to high schools for the dissemination of basic information about radiation and radiation health effects.

Advisor: Kim Kearfott

Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a non-profit educational service organization dedicated to making known the need for women engineers and encouraging young women to consider an engineering education. The organization’s four objectives are as relevant today as they were 50 years ago:

  • to inform young women, their parents, counselors, and the public in general of the qualifications and achievements of women engineers and the opportunities open to them;
  • to assist women engineers in readying themselves for a return to active work after temporary retirement;
  • to serve as a center of information on women in engineering; and
  • to encourage women engineers to attain high levels of educational and professional achievement.

Tau Beta Pi

Tau Beta Pi (TBP) is an engineering honor society dedicated to honor and integrity in professional and personal relations. We hold over 90 community service projects each year in addition to organizing a career fair.  The Society also holds numerous social events for our members to improve networking skills and have a good time. The top juniors and seniors are invited to join as well as grad students with half of their degree requirements completed and a recommendation from their advisor.


Women in Nuclear

The University of Michigan Chapter of Women in Nuclear supports an environment within the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) in which women and men can succeed through professional development and K-12 educational outreach.

President: Mackenzie Warwick
Advisor: Todd Allen