During the period from July 15-18 2012, more than 440 nuclear professionals attended the annual U. S. Women In Nuclear (US WIN) conference held in Orlando, FL. I spoke to three of the attendees – Julie Ezold, Sandy DePirro, and Savannah Fitzwater – about the conference and about the organization.
The women work in three very different parts of the nuclear energy enterprise spread in three geographically separate areas of the country. Julie is the manager of an isotope production program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Sandy is a member of the oversight group at the Crystal River Nuclear Plant, and Savannah is a graduate student specializing in nuclear non-proliferation issues at the Colorado School of Mines.
They told me the the US WIN conference was an “amazing” event filled with incredible networking opportunities and engaging technical sessions. They also told me that the organization has made a significant impact on their lives and on their careers.
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