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Samuel Untermyer II Medal


The award was established in 2004 to honor Samuel Untermyer II and to provide recognition of pioneering work in the development of safe, water-cooled nuclear power reactors.

The selection of the awardee is made by a subcommittee appointed by the Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee.

The subcommittee reviews the nominations and makes their recommendation to the Chair of the Honors and Awards Committee. If the Committee determines that there is no candidate of sufficient merit, the Committee may recommend that the award not be made in that year.

Selection Method

Nominations must include the completed nomination form accompanied by the following supporting documents:

  • A letter of recommendation
  • A narrative summary of about 1,000 words, including accomplishments, period of activity, and significance of achievements
  • A list of publications
  • A brief chronological resume
  • Letters of support (support letters recommended but not required, no more than five)
Nomination Deadline:
Monetary Award:
March 1
Annual Meeting

Nomination forms and supporting documents (in Word or Adobe Acrobat) should be emailed to

Hard copies can be mailed to:

Honors and Awards
American Nuclear Society
555 N. Kensington Avenue
La Grange Park, IL 60526-5535

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