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Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society

The IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society actively promotes the activities of the IEEE Young Professionals (YP) program which is tailored to the needs of young people during the early years of their professional career. IEEE Young Professionals are IEEE members and volunteers who have graduated from their first professional degree within the past 15 years. This international community is interested in connecting, actively engaging, and expanding their network with peers within and outside their technical community.

Dedicated YP events are being organized regularly at our NPSS sponsored conferences. Over the past several years, seminars, workshops, lunch events and summer schools for young professionals have proven to foster improved direct contact between young professionals and senior colleagues within our community. See below for a couple of video recordings from events that were organized at a recent Annual NSS/MIC conference.

Being an IEEE member at the beginning of your scientific (academic or industrial) career clearly makes a difference! This is nicely illustrated by a statement by an attendee at a YP event that was held at a IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium-Medical Imaging Conference: “I really enjoyed the short talks given by professionals. The talk I liked most was the one given by a representative from Siemens Medical Solutions. He is working in a field I have always been excited about, and where I would like to work after having completed my Ph.D. I got some valuable hints on how to get closer to my goal.”

The IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society strives to develop the YP further by extending the services to our members. We offer dedicated Young Investigators’ Workshops (YIWS), comprising a combination of lectures from renowned scientists and industry representatives at some of our meetings and are expanding our mentorship activities. Ideally, this may in some cases even lead to a long-term mentor-mentee relationship between YP members and IEEE Fellows.

It is very easy for young attendees to profit from this program.

Please reach out to our YP Chair if you are interested in learning more, or, have a specific comment, question.

Video#1 – Virtual seminar at 2021 NSS/MIC – “Becoming an IEEE Senior member – Benefits and recommendations for a successful application”

Video#2 – Lunch time panel discussion at the 2023 NSS/MIC in Vancouver – “Successfully transitioning from being a student or postdoctoral researcher”