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									     American Nuclear Society
Robotics and Remote Systems Division

            Presentation to the
          ANS Board of Directors

                Carl D. Crane III

Las Vegas, NV               November 10, 2010
                       RRSD Mission
    Promote the development and application of Robotic and
    Remote Systems to Hazardous Environments for the purpose of
    reducing hazardous exposure to individuals, reducing
    environmental hazards, and reducing the cost of performing
    work. This is accomplished by;

•   Holding Topical meetings
•   Publishing technical papers and communications
•   Forming professional & personal relationships among members
•   Cooperating with other professional groups
                   RRSD Governance
• Officers:
   Chair: Carl D. Crane                Secretary: Reid Kress
   Vice-chair: Tom A. Nance            Treasurer: James Tulenko
   Past-chair: Michael Rinker

• Executive Committee:
        2011                   2012                2013
   Brian K. Hatchell   Colleen Shelton-Davis   Sean Peterson
   Mark W. Noakes      Chris Eason             Mitch Pryor
                       Rob Owen                Dwayne Schmoker


• Board Liaison: John I. Sackett
            RRSD Committee Chairs

•   Technical Programs     •   Carl Crane
•   Newsletter             •   Brian Hatchell
•   Student Activities     •   Reid Kress
•   Honors and Awards      •   Tom Nance
•   Liaison w/ Societies   •   Mark Noakes
•   Web Page               •   Carl Crane
•   Membership             •   Chris Eason
•   Publications           •   Colleen Shelton-Davis
•   Nominating             •   Mike Rinker
                    RRSD Governance
                    Total Membership
500
             RRSD Membership
                                                  % of ANS Membership
400   378 385 365 370 379                                   2008      2009
                            345 358 344 327       ANS       10,938    11,137
                                            323
300                                               RRSD      327       323

                                                  RRSD %    3.0%      2.9%
200

100

 0
      2000   2002    2004      2006    2008
                           RRSD Governance
                          Student Membership
                     50




                     40
Number of Students




                     30




                     20




                     10




                      0
                          2006   2007   2008   2009   2010
            RRSD Governance - Budget
                                           Actual     Budget      Actual
Division Finances                        12/31/2009    2010     8/31/2010
Budget Funds
    Carry Forward                            19,571    17,264      17,264
    Member Allocation                           728       646         646
    Division Income                               0         0           0
Total Budget Funds                           20,299    17,910      17,910
Budget Expenses
    Awards and Plaques                          177       500         144
    National Meeting Costs*                     358      1000         367
    Scholarship / NEED Funding                    0         0           0
    Division Expenses                             0         0           0
    Student Support                           2,500     5,000       6,000
Total Expenses                                3,035     6,500       6,511
Excess of Budgeted Funds over Expenses       17,264    11,410      11,399
                       RRSD Budget

                                   2008         2009          2010
                                Actuals      Actuals      Thru 9/30
General Fund                    $19,571      $17,264        $11,399
Ray Goertz Fund (#2708)         $49,862      $50,927        $53,949
Student Support Fund (#2734)    $50,922      $52,427        $55,603
Total                          $120,355    $120,618        $120,951

        • Primary income from topical meetings
        • Primary expense is awards and student support
        RRSD Governance Planning
• One year Tactical Plan was established in 2003
  and is up-to-date for 2010.
• Five year Strategic Plan was established in 2003
  and is up-to-date for 2010-2015.
• Succession planning is part of the Tactical Plan.
• Two newsletters published each year.
                  RRSD Communications
•   RRSD website updated multiple times each year
     •   Student grant information and application
     •   Ray Goertz Award description, past winners, and
         nomination form
     •   Past and future topical meeting information
•   Newsletters
     •   2 newsletters published every year since 2005
           RRSD Contributions to ANS
• ANS Position Statements:
   – RRSD is not responsible for any statements.
• Participation with other Professional Societies:
   – Nine Professional Societies Co-Sponsored RRSD/ESD Joint Topical
     Meeting in 2008.
   – Seven groups provided financial support at topical.
• Society Leadership:
   – Jim Tulenko past ANS President – past RRSD chair, current RRSD
     officer
• Non-Meeting Publications:
   – RadWaste magazine articles
   – Nuclear News articles - cover story in Feb 2006 issue and two other
     articles
• Sponsored Sessions at ANS National Meetings
        RRSD Services to Membership


• Professional Development
  – Four professional development
    workshops delivered at 2008 Topical
    Meeting
                                          2008 Teacher Workshop

• Scholarships
  – Student Support Fund (#2734) fully
    funded
  – No “ANS scholarships” at this time
                   RRSD Services to Membership

Peer Recognition & Awards
• Ray Goertz Award
    –   Established 1985
    –   $2500 monetary award
    –   Presented Biennially at Topical Meeting
    –   Honors late Ray Goertz for his lifetime contribution
        to advancement of remote handling systems,
        development of the master/slave manipulator,
        and his role in forming the division beginning with its first meeting in 1951.

• Past Ray Goertz Award Winners
2008 – Dr. Barry Burks
2006 - Clyde Ward, Aiken, SC                          1992 - John R. White, Oak Ridge, TN
2004 - Paul Bacca, Idaho Falls, ID                    1991 - Robert W. Wiesener, Albermale, NC
2001 - Andy Lethco, North Augusta, SC                 1990 - Melvin J. Feldman, Oak Ridge, TN
1999 - Howard W. Harvey, Oak Ridge, TN                1989 - Karl E. Neumeier, Sommerset, WI
1997 - Joseph S. Byrd, Lexington, SC                  1988 - Donald F. Melton, Fridley, MN
1995 - Charles J. Divona, Laguna Beach, CA            1987 - William M. Thompson, Fullerton, CA
1994 - C. Harry Youngquist, Chicago, IL               1986 - Demetruis G. Jelatis, Red Wing, MN
1993 - Gerry A Eisert, Hastings, MN
               RRSD Services to Students
                                                     2008 Best Paper

Student Support
   – RRSD supports travel to ANS Annual and
     Winter meetings (typically $500/year)

   – RRSD supports ANS Student Conference, including travel (typically
     $500/year) and awards for best “robotics” paper at Topical 1st $500, 2nd
     $250, 3rd $100

   – RRSD annually grants thousands of dollars to junior high school, high
     school, and college groups for organized robotic competitions (Topical
     Meeting contests, FIRST Competition, Lego League)
     2010 - $6,000
     2009 - $2,500
     2008 - $6,000
                 RRSD Meetings Participation
• ANS National Meeting Participation
     –     2009 Winter Meeting – 2 sessions
     –     2008 Winter Meeting – 2 sessions
     –     2007 Winter Meeting – 1 session
     –     2006 Winter Meeting – 1 session
     –     2005 Annual Meeting – 1 session

•   Topical Meetings
    Year        Location               Registered              Comments            Proceeds
    2011        Knoxville              250 (goal)              13th 3rd RRSD/ESD
    2008        Albuquerque            178                     12th 2nd RRSD/ESD   $ 34,834
    2006        Salt Lake              240                     11th 1st RRSD/ESD   $ 104,570
    2004        Gainesville            132                     10th RRSD Topical   $ 26,854

                50% of Proceeds to ANS or $83,129 since 2004
                30-40% to Division
                10-20% to Local Chapter
                                        Professional Division Metrics
                                      RRSD Vitality Measures – CY 2009

       Division                          Division                             Division                            Division Services
       Meetings                         Governance                         Contributions to                       to Membership
                                                                               Society

 National Meeting                   Succession Planning                         ANS Position                               Professional
  Participation                                                                  Statements                                Development
                                      Included in 2006 Tactical Plan
2009 Annual: 1 session, 0 panel              Reviewed 2008                RRSD is not responsible for Position       3 Joint ESD/RRSD Prof. Dev.
2009 Winter: 1 session, 1 panel         Updated – approved 2009                       Statement                             Workshops 2006
                                                                                                                   nd
                                        Updated – approved 2010                                                   2 Joint Energy Preparedness Topical
                                                                                                                             Workshop 2008



  Class I, Class II                 Membership Trends                     Participation with                               Scholarships
     Topicals                                                            Outside Professional
          Seattle ’01 196
                                    345/358 mbrs
                                    358/344 mbrs
                                                   +3.8% change 2006
                                                   -3.9% change 2007
                                                                               Societies                                RRSD Student Assistance Fund
        Gainesville ’04 132         344/327 mbrs   -4.9% change 2008                                                     Fully funded and self directed
     -33% attendance 200/145                                                 IEEE and others involved with
                                    327/323 mbrs   -1.2% change 2009
1st Joint Emergency Preparedness                                         Gainesville Topical 2004 and Salt Lake
    2006 (286) co-sponsor ESD                                                         Topical 2006
2nd Joint Emergency Preparedness
            2008 (176)



Class III Topicals                   Communications                       Society Leadership                        Peer Recognition/
RRSD does not support a Class III          1 newsletter in 2009          RRSD ExComm met at both National                Awards
       Topical meeting                  Website updated in 2009                 Meetings with >75%.
                                     2009 submitted in February 2010      Chair & Vice Chair at 4 of 4 PDC                   Ray Goertz Award
                                                                                      functions                            Best Paper Student Conf.
                                                                          Rep at all NPC meetings in 2009
                                                                               BoD presentation 2008



                                     Division Planning                          Non-Meeting                             Student Support
                                    Strategic & Tactical Plan Approved          Publications                               2009 Student Conference
                                                June 2006                  Cover Story & Multiple Articles in               Student Paper Awards
                                              Reviewed 2008                  Nuclear News February 2006
                                          Updated 2009 approved          Nuclear News Robotics Special Edition
                                          Updated 2010 approved                         2009



                                                                               Division’s
                                                                             Commitment to
                                                                                 YMG
                                                                           RRSD has invited YMG to our
                                                                          meetings and met with them toward
                                                                                 future involvement
             RRSD Areas of Success

• Long History (1st ANS Division)
• Serve “Niche” Area
   – Focused toward specialized engineered equipment
• Strong Financials (two fully funded Funds)
• Successful Topical Meetings
   – 13 meetings since 1984, all profitable
• Strong Student Support (conferences and travel)
• Awards (at Topical Meetings)
               RRSD Summary
              Future Focus Areas
• Reverse the slow erosion in membership by taking
  advantage of the increased interest in remote
  robotics that will be generated by the Nuclear
  Renaissance
   – Increase awareness of Remote Robotics with
     newsletter, Publications and possibly paid ads to
     support ANS President’s “Get the Word Out”
   – Increase 2011 Topical content and attendance
• Continue support for the student conference,
  student awards and student travel to the national
  meetings.
• Continue to support the national ANS initiative to
  revitalize utility involvement in the ANS.
• Evaluate appropriate uses for RRSD funds.

								
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