Due South, July 2022

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Howdy y’all. Summer came early in South Texas . . . at least temperature wise (low 30 degrees by early May, which kept my A/C humming away).

Health Physics Society Annual Meeting

Health Physics Society (HPS) is continuing their hybrid meeting theme: both in-person and online (although, ironically, they are charging more to attend virtually). HPS is holding its annual meeting in Spokane, WA, (a few hours’ drive south of the border) July 17 to 21, 2022. Details can be found on the HPS website.

State of Texas Chapter Student Meeting

My home chapter, the State of Texas Chapter, conducted their first in-person meeting since 2019 in late April at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. It was a combination of a medical imaging theme (seven talks), student presentations (three graduate school and one Texas state science fair high school winner), and three affiliate presentations. Attendance was down quite a bit with several organizations still restricting travel. Cash prizes were awarded.

Sasky Pack Update

Now that the author is working part time, Sasky (the backpack Scott received when he attended the CRPA annual conference in Saskatoon in 2017) is travelling a bit more. Here are two pics from last year’s travels, one on the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands and one from the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Sasky hopes to return to Vancouver, Canada, in early November for ICRP 2021+1.

Sasky Pack in the US Virgin Islands

Here is Scott’s Sasky Pack on the island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands in July 2021.

Sasky Pack sitting on a low wall overlooking the White Mountains.

Sasky visiting the White Mountains in New Hampshire.


Résumé : Direction sud, juillet 2021

Scott M. Nichelson, membre autoproclamé de l’ACRP comme étant le plus au sud de l’Amérique du Nord, rappelle aux membres de l’ACRP que la rencontre annuelle de la Health Physics Society (HPS) se tiendra à Spokane, WA du 17 au 21 juillet 2022, partage les moments forts de la première rencontre en personne de sa section locale de la HPS, soit celle de l’État du Texas, depuis 2019 et, bien sûr, partage les dernières aventures de Sasky, son sac à dos.


Scott NichelsonScott Nichelson

Scott Nichelson, a certified health physicist and industrial hygienist, began his career in health and safety with the United States Air Force in the mid-1980s. He retired after 28 years on active duty and is currently serving as a civilian instructor for the United States Army Medical Department Center and School in San Antonio, TX. Scott discovered CRPA in 2002. He is a diehard fan of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.


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